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How do pill organizers work?

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They come with separate sections for days of the week and times of the day. This allows you to sort drugs according to exactly when you need to take them.

Most medications can be stored in compartments with other drugs for short periods of time without interacting. But check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure.

From: How to Organize Your Medications WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Administration on Aging: "Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines," "Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults."

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: "5 Tips for Managing Medications."

American Lung Association: "Managing Your COPD Medications."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Puzzled by Pills? Tips for Medication Management."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Medication Management Tips."

The University of Iowa College of Public Health: "Managing Your Medications."

Charles Krobot, PharmD, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Hedgecock, S. , May 4, 2015. Forbes

University of Michigan: "Tips for Managing Your Medications."

Dayer, L.  , March-April, 2013. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

NIH Senior Health: "Taking Charge of Your Medicines."

National Council on Patient Information and Education Must for Seniors: "6 Ways to Help Your Older Parents Use Medications the Right Way and Prevent Problems."

FDA: "My Medicine Record," "Are You Taking Medication as Prescribed?"

Health in Aging: "Avoiding Overmedication and Harmful Drug Reactions."

Medicare.gov: "Medication Therapy Management programs for complex health needs."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Administration on Aging: "Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines," "Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults."

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: "5 Tips for Managing Medications."

American Lung Association: "Managing Your COPD Medications."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Puzzled by Pills? Tips for Medication Management."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Medication Management Tips."

The University of Iowa College of Public Health: "Managing Your Medications."

Charles Krobot, PharmD, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Hedgecock, S. , May 4, 2015. Forbes

University of Michigan: "Tips for Managing Your Medications."

Dayer, L.  , March-April, 2013. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

NIH Senior Health: "Taking Charge of Your Medicines."

National Council on Patient Information and Education Must for Seniors: "6 Ways to Help Your Older Parents Use Medications the Right Way and Prevent Problems."

FDA: "My Medicine Record," "Are You Taking Medication as Prescribed?"

Health in Aging: "Avoiding Overmedication and Harmful Drug Reactions."

Medicare.gov: "Medication Therapy Management programs for complex health needs."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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