Do forget your medications!

Regardless of the medium used, the important thing is to remember to take the treatment that you prescribed your doctor. Here are a few tips to help you.

If one of us does never wondered if he took his medication, he raises his hand. He certainly lies. Or is it there are a few tricks. In fact, everyone can find his own stuff. Here are some that offer physicians and pharmacists we interviewed.

Do forget your medications!

Small stuff
Medicines should be taken while you are not sick, those that we can forget about once without putting his life at risk, such as birth control pills, a treatment for cholesterol, etc., the easiest way is to “somewhere in the House through which it passes must be every day, even if it is not quite at the same time”. This place may be the bathroom, next to his toothbrush, the sugar bowl where the sugar substitutes of breakfast… Attention however, if you have children, never leave medication at their fingertips.

On the other hand, treatment in serious pathologies, such as high blood pressure, cardiac or respiratory failure… as well as anticoagulants, should be taken with extreme caution. No way to skip a pill… or take two instead of one.

We know that more there are medicines to take every day, more there are omissions. Physicians tend therefore to propose, as soon as possible, “single product”. Feel free to question them on the subject.

A question of rhythm
But, nevertheless, will need to find a solution not to forget. One of the best is “pace now catches”. They will for example be always before, during, or after the meal. Even though the food may reduce absorption of the drug. Better a little than nothing at all. Alternatively, hang in your kitchen a great calendar that you check with a cross of a different colour each drug as soon as you have taken it (this will avoid taking them twice!). You can also obtain a pill at your pharmacy, in which you go to distribute all the medications you take on a daily basis throughout the week.

The high-tech of the observance
Electronic pill begin to emerge. Their operation is simple: plug saves the day, the date and time to each opening box. It is therefore easy to check that has been taken or not. Some of these pill boxes allow note taking four medications a day for a week, or 28 taken.

And for the more connected, sent by mobile phone SMS (Short Message Services) appear to be promised to a bright future of sticky notes. In a study reported by the “British Medical Journal”, a medical journal of the most serious, a group of Scottish doctors reported having developed a service to young asthmatics. “At the same time as sports information or”people”, subscribers receive a written message reminding them to use their inhaler”. And obviously, it works!