Health and wellbeing are in the general spotlight for a while now. The importance of being and staying healthy, has only been highlighted by the ongoing world events. When things get out of our hands and control, the only thing that is left is to take care of ourselves. The best way possible is, of course, to be preventive and not get sick in the first place. But sometimes, we have to turn to professional medications when our health takes the turn for the worst.
This is nothing to fret or stress about. We all need a helping hand every once in a while. Staying organized and on top of things, will surely lead to the situation getting resolved as soon as possible. With that in mind here are some tips and tricks for keeping you up to date.
1. A clear sight for a clear mind
Having a bunch of medication, prescriptions, bottles, and whatnot all piled up and grouped is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. When you do keep your medication in such a way, it is easy for them to slip out of their boxes, and for you to lose any instructions that would usually be attached to them. Each medication also needs its way of proper storage, but we will get to that later.
For your safety and precaution, you must do regular inspections of your medication and throw away anything you find expired or think is expired. If a medication is missing its original package and instructions, it is best to dispose of it. The repercussions of improper intake, dosage and faulty medication can be far worse than buying a new one. De-cluttering and keeping your medications grouped is the first step in taking care of your health.
2. Safety first
In a scenario where you have kids running around the house, it becomes dangerous to keep your medication just lying around. Also, if your medication needs proper storage, for example, in a fridge, you should avoid using your regular kitchen fridge for that. Not only is it not suited for medicine, but the medication itself can get compromised, damaged or accidentally consumed. Avoiding all of this becomes that much easier with a professional and safe vaccine fridge, that’s tailor-made for this exact function. Out of sight and out of mind perfectly applies for these types of situations as your medication is safe from any accidents, and you can focus on the more important things.
3. Modernize medicine organization
In this day and age, there is no need to revert to the old ways when it comes to such important topics as medicine. Modern apps are readily available, and with them, you can keep track of the number and time for your medication. Organizational apps offer information at the palm of your hand at any time. You can have valuable insight into your medicinal inventory, and can get reminded on when to take which medicine, which again takes your mind of these things and lets you focus on the more important items in your life.
4. Proper medicine disposal
It may seem off-topic since disposal is the opposite of storage. Since you need to dispose of any used up, expired, or faulty medicine to make way for new ones there are a couple of tips that we need to mention, and go over here. Medicine in the forms of tablets and capsules should be dissolved and poured away, instead of being thrown whole, as they can still be ingested in such a manner. The same applies to medicine in liquid form. First, pour it all down the drain or in the toilet and then rinse the bottle. Corona virus has shown us the importance of taking every step as seriously as possible. And one last tip is for personalized medication. If you have any personal info, that’s specifically attached to any piece of medicine, first, dispose of those and then throw them away as you never know who can get their hands on it.
While all of this may seem like too much work at first glance, it gets a lot easier with each step you take and as you get deeper into it. With each step, you will be closer to your goal. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.