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I have trouble remembering to take my oral medication every day. What's a good way to remember? What should I do if I forget a dose?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
8 doctors agree

In brief: Cell phone alert

Almost everyone has a fancy enough cell phone with various alert sounds that is possible to select a specific daily one as a medication reminder. This really does help as long as you keep the medication in a small, individual pill box with you.

In brief: Cell phone alert

Almost everyone has a fancy enough cell phone with various alert sounds that is possible to select a specific daily one as a medication reminder. This really does help as long as you keep the medication in a small, individual pill box with you.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Containers

The pharmacy has special containers divided up by day so that you can see what you have taken and what you still need to take.

In brief: Containers

The pharmacy has special containers divided up by day so that you can see what you have taken and what you still need to take.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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2 comments
Dr. Eugene Batelli
They may forget where they put the container.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
put a reminder on your cell phone
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pair it

Pair the medication with an activity you already do every day, like brushing your teeth.
Put the bottle by your toothbrush. If you miss a dose, do not double up the next day. Just continue to take it as prescribed and if you miss a dose, you miss it.

In brief: Pair it

Pair the medication with an activity you already do every day, like brushing your teeth.
Put the bottle by your toothbrush. If you miss a dose, do not double up the next day. Just continue to take it as prescribed and if you miss a dose, you miss it.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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