It is important to keep taking your medicine as it has been prescribed – even if you feel healthy and well.
Top tips for remembering to take your medicine
- Keep your medicine in a place where it’s handy at the right time
e.g. in a small pot in your handbag or at work, next to your breakfast cereal, with your packed lunch, by your bed.
- Set yourself reminders
e.g. write it on your calendar, set a phone alarm, ask a family member to remind you, write it on your to-do list.
- Monitor yourself
Keep a record of when you’ve taken your medicine – and give yourself a treat if you don’t forget it.
- Tie in taking your medicine to an event that occurs at the same frequency
For example, if you are taking a once weekly medicine, tie it in with an event that occurs once a week.
- Make it a habit
Try and take your medicine at the same time and place every dose so you get into a habit.
- Get a reminder app for your phone or tablet