Staying on Your High Cholesterol Medication

Remember to Take Your Cholesterol Medication

Remembering to take your drugs for high cholesterol is important. Daily reminders are often helpful when scheduling your medication doses. Try to time taking your medicine around activities that you do daily, such as setting your alarm clock, brushing your teeth, eating your meals, going to work, or doing other daily activities.
Other ways to help yourself remember to take your medicine include:
  • Setting your watch alarm to go off when it's time to take your medicine.
  • Placing a reminder card in a visible place.
  • Having a family member or a friend remind you.
  • Using a medication box that will hold your entire day's supply of medicine. This will let you know if you have missed a dose of.

Staying on Your High Cholesterol Medication: Summary

If you have tried these tricks and still have trouble staying on your high cholesterol medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. It may be possible to simplify your medication schedule or to put your medicine in special containers called blister packs to help you.
Even though high cholesterol is a serious problem, commitment and care from you and your healthcare providers can help control high cholesterol. Whatever the approach you take to lowering cholesterol, making a lifelong commitment to lower your high cholesterol is a worthy goal.
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