How can I remember my daily medication?

How to remember to take your medication

  1. Keep a list of all your medications, including over-the-counter ones.
  2. Take your meds at the same time every day.
  3. Leave yourself notes to help you remember.
  4. Use a pillbox with the days of the week.
  5. Keep a calendar to write down doses and when refills are due.

What are 3 strategies for using medicines safely?

Put your medicines in a safe place.

  • Check for storage instructions on the medicine label — for example, some medicines need to be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Store medicines that don’t have special storage instructions in a cool, dry place.
  • Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Why can’t I remember to take my meds?

Forgetting to take medication can be related to how many times a day a medication is prescribed. The more often a medication is prescribed, the more likely it is that the medication will be forgotten. Some medications are available as an extended-release form, which allows the medication to be taken less frequently.

What are five important guidelines for safe use of prescriptions?

One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “five rights”: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.

How do you administer medication safely?

Give medication administration your complete attention. o Give medications in a quiet area, free from distractions. o Never leave medications unattended, even for a moment! Wash your hands! You must wash your hands before giving medications and then again after you have given medication to each individual.

What does 3 times a day mean medication?

t.i.d. (on prescription): Seen on a prescription, t.i.d. means three times a day. It is an abbreviation for “ter in die” which in Latin means three times a day. The abbreviation t.i.d. is sometimes written without a period either in lower-case letters as “tid” or in capital letters as “TID”.