Remembering to take medication, vitamins or even health supplements can be hard to remember. Remembering and adjusting to a new routine can be tricky and missing medication can occur further health issues or disturb the medication effectiveness.

This isn't a new issue and there are have been many tricks passed down over the years, some more effective than others. Here are a few popular ideas.

Remember your medication by... using visual reminders

Using a visual reminder, like a sign on the counter or switching a reminder wrist band from arm to arm, is a handy idea when trying to remember your medication day-by-day. By setting a visual reminder, every time you see it you'll be reminded to take the medication. Just watch out not to be oblivious to when you see it and unless it's a reminder that travels with you, don't forget to take something to remind you when you go on holidays.

Remember your medication by... setting an alarm

Setting a daily reminder to take your medication can save you from that 3 o'clock Oh-no moment. Ensuring your remember your prescribed medication is essential to achieve your desired outcomes. By setting an alarm you'll have a timely reminder to take your medication at the precise time prescribed. Many phone alarms come with reoccurring setting where you can set and forget to be reminded. This way you don't have the hassle to remember to set the alarm every day. The only thing you need to remember is why you set the alarm in the first place!

Remember your medication by... using Webster-pak

Webster-Pak is an easy prescription medicine dispenser, that simplifies your medication. Using a Webster-pak can drastically improve medication usage compliance, resulting in a healthier, happier and more independent patient. At YouSave Chemist stores we offer a FREE Webster service were our pharmacist will pack and prepare your new medication in a safe and simple medication pack. Setting your tablets and capsules into a section labeled for each particular time of the day, for each day of the week it's a handy way to make managing medication easy.

What tricks-of-the-trade have worked for you? We'd be interested to hear from you.