Lyn: Organising and storing medicines – How people store their medicines

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 67
Number of medicines: 1
Cultural background: British-Australian

Lyn keeps each of her medicines in different locations around the house, according to where she is when she needs to take them.

I keep my medications next to my bedside table, so in the morning they're there. I take my medications virtually as soon as I wake up in the morning and the lunchtime ones, they're in a separate container and I have my alarm that goes off at 12.30 to remind me to take them, because if I'm busy in the kitchen or doing something that's engaging my mind, very often I will forget to take those midday ones, so that's why I have the alarm set. Again, at night, the night-time tablets are next to my bedside table and I take a glass of water in with me and I take them at night, so no, they don't interfere with the way I lead my everyday life. It's just a routine I've got into. I know that I have to take them three times a day.

To print this page use Control+P on a PC, or Command+P on a Mac.

The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.