💊According to the CDC, about 60% of adults aged 18 and over reported taking at least one prescription medication in 2021, with 36% reporting taking three or more medications.

🙋🏼‍♀️Importance of Staying Organized

Many people take multiple medications to manage their health conditions. Sometimes, these medications can be hard to keep up with, especially if you have to take several medications at different times each day. It is important to find strategies that can keep your medications organized and stored properly to make sure that you are getting the best effect from them.

A great option to help you keep track of your medications would be to use a pill organizer. These are sold at most pharmacies and stores such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon. They have a variety of different types based on how you take your medications. For example, some pill organizers have a compartment for each day of the week and some have multiple compartments for different times of day that you take your medication. Some pharmacies will also create pill packs for you to help you stay organized and on top of your medications.

📌Tips for Storing Your Meds

Keeping your medications organized is very important because you do not want to get them mixed up or take more (or less) than you are prescribed. In addition, it is also critical that you store your medications properly to prevent them from becoming less effective.

Storing Your Meds

Check out these tips below to find more ideas on how to organize and store your medications:

  • Store your oral medications in a cool, dry place, away from areas such as the bathroom that are sensitive to humidity. This environment can break down the medication, which can cause it to be less effective.
  • If you take insulin or GLP-1s, store them in the refrigerator until they are ready to use. Check the specific manufacturer directions to see how long these medications can stay out of the refrigerator.
  • Try to keep all of your medications out of reach of children or pets. This can include locking them in a cabinet or placing them on the top shelf.
  • Try to avoid leaving your medications in areas such as your car or by a window where extremely cold or hot temperatures could affect the medication.
  • If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure how to organize or store your medications.
Summary
If you take multiple medications, you may find it tricky to keep track of all of them. Therefore, it’s important to know about effective strategies that you can use to organize and store your medications properly. By following these tips and tricks, you can make sure that you are getting the most out of your medications.