This viral drug tracker makes taking pills simple

OA few years ago on a hot summer day, I walked into my doctor’s office with a list of frustrating symptoms that had gotten worse since I was in college. At work, I found myself forgetting even the simplest instructions; at home, I was constantly losing important items. After a few back and forths, my doctor suggested that I might be suffering from ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). With this diagnosis, I was able to tackle some of my symptoms head-on by make small changes in life.

As someone with ADHD, remembering to do simple tasks like taking my medication is a daily struggle. Turns out I’m not alone: ​​Over 75% of all Americans report having trouble taking their medications as directed, with 63% of one group citing forgetfulness as the main reason for not not taking their medication correctly.

Thanks to Amy Seder Berkley on TikTok, I discovered an organization tool that might simplify the most important task of my day: taking my daily medication. In a video that has now garnered over 330,000 views, Seder talks about his latest Amazon purchase, the Take-n-Slide Medication Tracking and Reminder. After unpacking her Amazon mail, she demonstrates how incredibly simple and smart this tracker is, which leads me to think, “An/a Why it hadn’t been invented yet?!

What makes this tracker so ingenious is that it adheres directly to the side of your pillbox; no unnecessary dumping of pill boxes to refill bulky weekly pill boxes. When you have taken this medicine for the day, simply slide the day indicator to the right. The color under the indicator will change from green to red, indicating that you have already taken today’s dose. Once you’ve completed the week, swipe all seven indicators to the left and start the process again.

This handy medication tracker comes in a pack of five and are all reusable. So if you’re about to run out of your current prescription, you can easily remove the tracker and attach it to a new bottle. This tracker is also great for pet medications and supplements, meaning you can rest easy at night knowing Fido has taken the right amount of medication for the week.

Amazon reviewers are finding unique ways to use their trackers beyond drugs and supplements. User Coyora said, “I put one on a bottle of moisturizer to see how many nights a week I can meditate. Another person says he used the tracker to remember to clean his cat’s litter box, while yet another placed it on the corner of his bedside table to track when he takes all of his nightly medications at once.

While some symptoms of my ADHD will no doubt stand the test of time (to this day, I find myself procrastinating on daily tasks out of habit), tools like this medication tracker take the guesswork out of the most important tasks. of my day. Now… where did I put my keys?

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