If you have more than one medicine that you take on a regular basis, you should write them down in an easy to understand way so you can keep track of what medicines need to be taken that day. The easiest way to do this is to make a clear and concise schedule that you can write on an index card.
At the top of the chart, write your name, a current phone number, and the name of your doctor. This will help others who find your card return it to you in case you accidentally lose it. Then, organize each medicine onto its own line. If there are no lines already on the card, make your own. At the furthest left, write the name of the drug as it appears on the bottle. To the right of that, write what the medicine is used for. After that, write any important instructions such as ‘take 1 pill after breakfast’ and ‘take 2 before bed.’
This way, on every line you will have the medicine’s name, purpose, and directions all in one place. This will help you remember without having to check each bottle to see if you forgot something. Next, write the same information again, but this time sorted by day of the week and time of day. So in each row you would write ‘Monday’, ‘Tuesday’, etc and in each column you would write the times in which you take your medicine. You can make this as strict as you like with either exact times (8:00) or general time periods (morning). Use this second chart as a quick reference for what you should be doing at this particular time of day. Like if you remember that you take a medicine in the mornings, but don’t remember exactly which mornings, a quick look at the row that has the current day of the week will clear things up.
No matter how you want to set up your chart, you should make one to help keep organized and reduce the risk of missing a dosage.