Suggestions for improving medication adherence

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Low adherence to our medications as a result of forgetfulness is an issue that most of us are dealing with. I have found many different solutions to it. However, I want to know what has been the most effective adherence solution for you and what is your suggestion?

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    My method for consistantly taking my med's is....

    (1)   My Coversyl BP med's come in a blister pack.   I pre mark the foil that covers each pill with a fine pointed sharpie for the corresponding date that I'd need to take it on so that I always can refer back to it, if I can't remember if I've taken it or not.

     

    (2)   My alarm on my phone is set to  go off at the time I need to take my pill.

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    I put any meds I take in a dish on my bedside table.

    My wife leaves her two packet beside the kettle in the kitchen and writes the date on the pack as she takes them

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    I Use a phone alarm
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    For me the most important thing is having a routine. I take a total of 10 different tablets plus insulin and they are all either morning or evening or both., so I make it part of my waking and going to bed routine, with 2 different containers of tablets. The only medication that does not fit in the routine is the insulin I have to take just before my evening meals which I have been known to take late (ie after my meal) if I do not remind myself with the alarm on my mobile.
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