When we spend so much of our lives jumping from one thing to another, is it really such a big surprise that most people forget to take their medicine once in a while?
In fact, in the UK alone, almost 50% of all people taking regular medication forget to take it on time, everytime.
It may not seem like that important to take your medicine as your doctor advises, but in fact, you’re reducing the efficacy of your medicine every time you miss your dose. You could also be putting your long-term health at risk!
Let’s take a look at how you can improve your medication routine, and stay in control of your health.
Pill Box Organisers
Most people will have seen a pill box organiser before. They’re the most widely used method of keeping track of a medication schedule, and they can be pretty effective too, if you put the work in.
In its most simple form, a pill organiser is a box with separate compartments for each day of the week. While more complex organisers may also include AM/PM compartments for each day, for those that need to take their medication twice daily.
At the beginning of every week, you’ll need to divide up your medicine into the appropriate dosages, and remember to take them each and every day.
However, the more complex your medication schedule gets, the less effective using a pill organiser becomes – the onus is on you to repack it every week, make sure every pill is correctly placed, and you could even struggle to find an organiser that matches the size of your routine.
This is where new developments in technology can help you far more than the trusted, but sometimes ineffective pill organiser.
Healthera – The Best Prescription Tracker App
If you’re looking for something that is really going to help you remember your medicines, then the Healthera app (available on iOS and Android) is exactly what you need.
Simply open up the app, set your reminders and we’ll send you notifications reminding you which medicine to take, at the time you need it.
As if that wasn’t good enough, the Healthera app was developed to be your all-in-one, personal health hub!
With Healthera, you can:
- be notified when your prescription is running low, so you can re-order
- purchase over-the-counter goods from your local pharmacy
- book appointments and services in-app, such as the Flu Jab
- order prescriptions online for collection or home delivery
- …and much more!
Take control of your health with Healthera now for instant peace of mind.