... the next day? What if it happens two days in a row?
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!
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.
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