My Reminder

It’s tough remembering your high blood pressure medication. You’re time-starved, stressed out and simply trying to make it through the day. But if you pause for just a moment, you’ll see reminders all around you.

For some, it’s family and friends. For others, it’s linked with something they do every day, like brushing their teeth.

Keeping your numbers under control is vital to preventing a heart attack or stroke, as well as lowering your healthcare costs. So whatever your reminder may be, it’s important to never forget it.

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Top 5 Tips for Remembering Your Medication

  1. Fill your pill box weekly and keep it in a visible spot.
  2. Take your pills at the same time every day.
  3. Plan ahead for changes in your daily routine.
  4. Use a mail-order pharmacy, so it’s delivered to your door. Plus, you’ll get reordering reminders.
  5. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to simplify your medicines so that you can take them fewer times a day.

On average, when you take your blood pressure medication regularly, you’ll save $4,000 more a year on medical costs than those who don’t.

Source: “Medication Adherence Leads to Lower Health Care Use and Costs Despite Increased Drug Spending.,” Health Affairs, January 2011.

More than 60,000 people in our region have dangerously high blood pressure.

Source: “Number of people diagnosed with High Blood Pressure that is uncontrolled or unchecked,” Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency/Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce High Blood Pressure Registry, 2016.

On average, when you take your high blood pressure medication as prescribed, you’ll spend two fewer days in the hospital each year than those who don’t.

Source: “Medication Adherence Leads to Lower Health Care Use and Costs Despite Increased Drug Spending,” Health Affairs, January 2011.

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