Forgetting to take your medication can happen to anyone. Between school, work, family, and other obligations, there’s a lot to remember! You may be tempted to think skipping a daily medication won’t hurt, but the truth is it can compromise your health.
Studies show patients who consistently take their medication have better health outcomes, and those who inconsistently take meds have a higher risk of health complications.
Make medications a consistent part of your daily routine with these simple tips.
#1: Follow Your Daily Reminders
The Wellsmith app will remind you when it’s time to take your medication. If you are missing these reminders, ask your Care Team to change the time to one that works for you, or set an alarm on your phone to remind you.
#2: Make Meds Part of Your Routine
We are creatures of habit, and our morning routines are often like second nature. Schedule your meds during this time and get yourself into this healthy habit.
Leave your meds in a place you see every morning like next to your toothbrush or coffee machine. This will remind you to take it with breakfast or after a meal. If your medication dosage is twice a day, apply this same practice to your night routine.
# 3: Understand Your Medication
Understanding the benefits of your medication will help you make it a priority.
If you’re not sure what you’re taking and how it helps improve your health, message your Nurse!
#4: Use a Pill Box
Organize your weekly meds in a pill box and keep them in your purse, laptop bag, or other handy location. This removes the burden of having to take them before you leave the house, and the freedom to do it wherever the reminder hits.
What helps you remember to take medications? Share your tips in the comments below! You never know who might benefit from your helpful hint.