When it comes to managing multiple medications, staying on track is not always a simple task. Whether you're a patient, caregiver or healthcare provider, learn about tools that can track medication and improve treatment adherence.
The Myth of the Medicine Cabinet: Crucial Do's and Dont's for Storing Pills
Considering more than 80 percent of Americans take at least one medication, everyone should know how to safely store their pills.
Keeping pills in a safe place helps to protect curious children and pets. Plus, proper storage is the best way to preserve effectiveness and potency. After all, medications, vitamins, and supplements exist to keep us healthy—and storing them safely helps them do just that.
Not sure where to start? Browse the rooms in your home and take note of where your medications are. Then read these crucial dos and don’ts for storing pills and make adjustments where necessary. Read carefully—some of the tips may surprise you.
When Prescriptions Pile Up: An Introduction to Polypharmacy
About the Author: Stephen J. Kogut PhD MBA RPh is a pharmacist and professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, where he conducts research on medication adherence, prescription drug costs and patient health outcomes.
Edited by Léa Bourgade, Content and Community Manager at Hero.
What is the Best Type of Pill Organizer?
If you are like many older adults, medication management has likely become a large part of your daily routine as the years have gone by. While prescription medication has its health benefits, managing a regimen can be challenging and have unwanted risks -- missed doses can leave you in pain or discomfort, while taking medication early or double-dosing can have some uncomfortable or dangerous effects.
To reduce the risk of medication mistakes, pill organization is a priority for many seniors. There’s a wide range of pill organizer types, spanning from traditional one-compartment pill tins to streamlined automatic pill dispensers that go beyond just pill organizing and dispensing. Let’s take a look!