Simplify the organization of your medications by using containers that separate your pills into compartments that best describe the time of day that you take them.
For example; one of my favorite types of medication containers is pictured below. They come marked for medications to be taken 4 times per day: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner- Bed time.
Sometimes those descriptions don’t fit the timing schedule that you follow. A good example of this is when some patients that take medication for Parkinsons Disease four times per day, take them every four hours. To make the pill organization easier, I take a label maker and cover the printed words on the boxes, and put the time that the pills are supposed to be taken over the wording. See below:
This particular pill organizer has 7 different compartments labeled with each day of the week.
There are 4 individual sections in each compartment that are labeled with the time the pills are to be taken in each section.
This allows the patient or caregiver to take the supply of pills for the day in a compact carrier, and be reminded about the time to take the pills, just by looking at the top of the box.
Let us hear from you through Contact Us, and share how you manage medications that are timed. A web site you may find interesting is www.epill.com . They have a number of electronic pill reminder gadgets that may help you to remember to take your pills on time!
“Now let’s get going” xo Sally
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