So you feel like someone in your family doesn’t necessarily remember to take their medication? It might be you, someone close to you, it could be one of your parents.
Regardless of who it is, this is a problem that should not be neglected – not remembering to take medication is a matter of life and death. Treatments are there for a reason, and if they are not followed the results will not happen. A pill only works if it is taken.
One of the most common solutions to this problem is getting an electronic pill dispenser that will do all the work – all you have to do is fill it. Actually you don’t even have to do that as most nurses in hospitals can do this for you, and it is even possible to as the pharmacy to do this for you.
All you have to do is take your pill organizer there with your prescription and ask them if they could fill it up for you – most of the time they will and not even take extra charge for it, but sometimes you might have to pay them a few bucks to do this. Completely normal as it can take some time and they might be really busy.
So why use one?
Have you ever forgotten to take a pill? Did you ever think that you didn’t take one, took one and noticed afterwards that you accidentally took two when you only needed to take one? These are all problems that can be serious.
Electronic pill dispensers are there for a reason. They help you reduce stress when it comes to taking your medication, which is something that can be quite bothering at times.
A common problem occurs when someone has a lot of different types of medication to take. You have one drug for your blood pressure, another for your cholesterol and a third and a fourth one to help you with the diabetes and a fifth one that will counteract some of the side-effects that come from all of these medications.
This is a common mix. Some of them have to be taken once a day, some twice, some three times and some four times a day. Some diabetes drugs have to be taken even five times a day.
That’s 35 times a week on a regular schedule. They work the better the more consistent you are.
This means it can be quite difficult to keep up even for someone who doesn’t have problems remembering things. So why take a risk when you can have an electric tablet dispenser sound an alarm every time you need to take something, and administer all the drugs in a nice cup where you can easily take them.
It doesn’t have to be any more difficult than that to be healthy and actually it’s even a lot easier than it sounds.