Take your medication to help control your condition, prevent complications and keep you well.
What can help you take your medication reliably?
Address the things that make it difficult to take your medication reliably
Read about your condition and how medication will help.
Can’t read the instructions
Get help to read the instructions.
Too stressed to remember or care. Discuss with someone you trust.
Alcohol or drug abuse
Discuss with your healthcare worker.
Difficulty collecting medication
Get help to collect it.
Take medication as instructed
- Make sure you know what your medication is for, and how to take it. If unsure, ask your healthcare worker.
- When you attend appointments, take all your medication with you.
- If you run out or stop your medication, visit your healthcare facility to start it again.
- Ask someone you trust to remind you to take your medication.
- If you have a pillbox, place each day’s medication in it.
- Do not share your medication with others.
- Try to fit taking medication into your daily routine.
- Read more about your medication.