1. 40 to 75% of older adults do not take their medications at the right time or in the right dose
  2. 50% of older adults have no regular routine for taking their medications
  3. All medications should be organized and available priior to dosing
  4. Know the NAMES of all your medications
  5. Know WHEN you are to take each medication: before or after meals, bedtime, doses are spaced properly, once a day, twice a day
  6. Know WHY you are taking each medication
  7. Always leave medications in labeled prescription bottles if possible
  8. Use a reminder system that allows you to keep medications in labeled prescription bottles
  9. Know how to accurately measure liquid medications
  10. Know what to do if you miss a dose (call your Pharmacist)


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