A simple way to get on top of your medication is to create a routine. Something that reminds you to take the right amount of medication, at the right time. If there's someone in your family or a friend who can help you set up your routine, even better. Having someone else involved can make a real difference.
Here are some ideas to help you set up your routine:
Take your medications at the same time as an activity that’s already part of your daily routine, such as brushing your teeth or taking your dog for a walk. The two will soon become linked.
Get lots of different colors and stick them where you need to: the mirror, the remote, the car steering wheel—wherever works for you.
Program the alarm to be one of your favorite songs—you might want to ask a tech-savvy friend if you're not sure how to do this. You can also get helpful apps like AZhelps to set up reminders.
If there are family members or friends who’ve been asking how they can help, get one of them to call or text you to remind you. Come up with funny code words for them to say so it makes you smile, too. Or, if you know someone else who has to take medications, set up a buddy phone system with them.
Talk to your pharmacist about how to get your prescriptions refilled automatically. It's an easy way to avoid running out, and it’ll be one less thing to think about each month.
Don't forget to ask your health care team if you have any questions or concerns about your medications.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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