... the next day? What if it happens two days in a row?
Cymbalta - At times I can't remember if I've taken my medication. Is it best to take it or wait til?
Question posted by paennis on 30 April 2010
Last updated on 19 August 2018 by cindy-59
You can also get your pharmacy to make up blister packs (also known as compliance packs or bubble packs). They sometimes do charge for this but well worth it to not have to guess if you have taken your medication or not. Cindy
I take 60mg of Duloxetine twice a day. My memory has got considerably worse since I started a different epilepsy tablet.. like many tablets it is one of the side effects and I was only diagnosed about 7 months ago. I have a pill box as I take tablets four times a day. I doubt whether I have filled my pill box correctly even though I have checked it. In my sleep I often empty it no matter where I put it and then can't find pills so wonder whether I took them or made a mistake checking them or simply can't find them. I agree and think the answers I have read are very helpful. I would rather miss a dose of Duloxetine, than end up taking too much ♡
I use a weekly pill container. I fill it up once a week then you can tell if you have taken your medicine or not. Just by comparing it to the previous day. If you are suppose to take 4 pills a day, you can actually count them if you have the number of pills you are suppose to take then you forgot to take it but if you only have two then you know that you have taken two of your dose and missed two. Then if you have several like me you just look at the day after to tell which ones you missed.
If you know you missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
As for not being able to remember whether you've taken it or not, it's best to just eliminate that problem. I would recommend using a pill box that has compartments for all the days of the week. Then you can always go back and check the pill box to see if you took it. These are inexpensive and available at all drug stores.
You can also make a mark a calendar every time you take it. You could leave a post-it on the bottle itself, and write the date on it when you take it, so you can double-check later.
Also, try to take the medication around the same time every day, and incorporate it into your routine. Then you'll be more likely to remember to take it on a regular basis.
Good luck with your treatment!
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