If you take medication, it’s because your doctor believes it will be beneficial to your health. You should always take your medications exactly as instructed, even if you no longer experience the symptoms it was prescribed for.
Medication errors account for an alarming number of A&E admissions each year, so it’s important to take your medications correctly. However, if you take several medications or have trouble with your memory, this can be a very difficult task. Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of medication management.
Use a Pill Box
A pill box allows you to separate your pills by day and by time of day. It can serve as an easy visual reminder of what you need to take, when you need to take it, and whether you’ve already taken it.
Use a Calendar
Put an easy to read calendar somewhere visible and write down the days and times you have to take your medication. If you miss a dose, make a note of this and also keep track of when you need refills.
Make a List
Keep a list of your medications, including vitamins and over-the-counter medications. This list can be important for doctor appointments, hospital admissions, and for anyone who helps with your care.
Try Dosette Boxes
People who take several medications throughout the day are often more vulnerable than other patients. It may be due to advanced age, mobility or sensory issues, or memory troubles. Any of these factors can make it easy to mismanage medication. Poorly managed medication regimes can have serious consequences, so to make it easier on you and anyone who cares for you, a dosette box from Pharmacy to My Door can help.
Dosette boxes are pre-organised by your pharmacist into easy-to-open compartments separated by when you need to take them. Information about each medication is clearly included in your medication pack, along with pictures, the name of the patient, and even a photo of the patient if needed. This makes it simpler for caregivers and patients alike to take the right medications at the right times.
Pharmacy to My Door is a dosette box pharmacy in Bloxham and Wellesbourne. Contact us today to learn more.