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Make Pill Organization Easy

Posted by Deb Spinelli on 8/13/2015
A 2010 study revealed that half of all men and women over age 65 take 5 or more medications each week. Nearly 15% of the elderly take a whopping 10 medications per week! The more medications a person takes, the easier it can become to miss a dose or even mix up different prescriptions. By following a few simple medication organization techniques, however, keeping track of your prescriptions can be easy.

1. Make A List
Creating an up-to-date list of medications is a great way to stay on top of your prescriptions. If you are computer savvy, you can use a program like Word or Excel to create a handy, easy to reference, easily updatable list of all your current medications. This list will prove especially useful when you visit your doctor's office! Take a copy along to make sure that you and your physician are on the same page when it comes to your medication regime.

2. Do Your Homework
Talk to your pharmacist about any possible side effects of the medications you are taking, as well as the potential for interactions between different prescriptions. Being able to distinguish a normal side effect from a potentially life threatening reaction will ensure that you know when to call your doctor or get to the Emergency Room. Your pharmacist can also educate you (and your physician) about possible interactions between your various prescriptions. This will ensure that you don't take a potentially dangerous mixture of incompatible or redundant prescription drugs

3. Use A Pill Organizer
The best way to keep your medications organized is to use a compartmentalized pill organizer. With all of your daily or weekly medications in a single, easy to access pill organizer, you will never need to wonder, “Did I take my pills today?” A pill organizer provides you with a handy visual cue, allowing you to see all of your medications at a glance. Simply place all of your weekly medications in your pill organizer on a designated day each week, and you won't have to worry about your prescription routine anymore.

The Medical Maven offers a convenient 7 Day Pill Organizer with 28 Compartments to help you keep all of your prescription medications in order. The Duro-Med pill organizer features four secure, easy-to-open compartments for each day: morning, noon, evening, and bedtime. Each of the 7 daily compartments can be removed for travel and will fit easily into your purse or pocket. Medical Maven's Duro-Med pill organizer is clearly marked with large print so you won't need to squint to locate the appropriate compartment. The added Braille identification labels make this pill organizer ideal for the visually impaired.

Never miss another dose of your prescription medications again! With the handy Duro-Med 7 Day Pill Organizer from The Medical Maven, all of your pills will be accessible in a single convenient container. A great way to monitor your dosage for a whole week! Just need a daily reminder? No problem! Just snap off one of the daily compartments for those times when you're on the go.

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