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Tips For Medication Management With ADHD

Introduction

Are you looking for tips to better manage your medication with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  Continue reading this article.  This article will explore this particular topic and help you to stay better organized and make sure you continue to take your Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication.

Take Your Medication At The Same Time Every Day

Whether your doctor suggests taking your medication in the morning or at night, take your medication at the same time each day and night.  This will help you to get into the routine of taking your medication and continue to take it in a scheduled manner.

Set An Alarm Clock For Taking Your Medication

In addition to taking your medication at the same time every day, whether it is the morning or at night or both, try setting an alarm clock on your smart phone to make sure you take your medication.  This will remind you to take your medication.  You will also be sure not to miss a dosage of medication this way.

Store Your Medication In A Safe Place

This is especially important if you are an young adult who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and are living away at college.  You do not want anyone to accidentally take your medication.  With that said, store your medication in safe place.  According to ADDitudeMag.com, the following can be stated:

If you take stimulants, you probably know that you have a prized commodity that many teens and young adults would love to have.  Being discreet about whom you tell and safely storing your medication is important, especially in a college dorm.  Is there a locked file cabinet in your desk or dresser?  Ask your doctor and parents for ideas.  Some students would rather carry their medications then risking having it stolen.

Conclusion

According to ADDitudeMag.com, “If you lose your ADHD med, most doctors won’t you more, because it is a controlled substance.”  Therefore, it is essential to remember to store your medication in a safe place and have a set time to take your medication on a daily basis.  To conclude this particular article, this article has addressed time management skills when it comes to taking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication.  To be specific, they include taking your medication at the same time every day, whether it is morning or at night, setting your alarm clock prior to taking your medication, in addition to storing your medication in a safe place.

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Tips For Medication Management With ADHD


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). Tips For Medication Management With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 17, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/02/tips-for-medications-management-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 12 Feb 2017
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