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Staying on your cholesterol medication

One of the biggest reasons that many people might not take their cholesterol medication as prescribed is that high cholesterol is a silent condition – it has no noticeable symptoms.

It's easy to lose your motivation when you cannot see or feel your medication making a difference. But it is important to manage your cholesterol levels because effective treatment saves lives. It all starts with making healthy lifestyle choices, taking time for exercise, and remembering to take your medication every day.

How do I improve my cholesterol health?

You can improve your cholesterol levels through these healthy habits:

  • know your levels
  • shop smart in the grocery store
  • stop smoking
  • get physically active
  • stay on your medication

Tips for remembering to take your medication

Here are some tips that have helped other people remember to take their medication every day:

  • Use a pill organizer that has a "drawer" for each day of the week.
  • Place a reminder sticker near something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth or shaving (but don't store medications in the bathroom – the humidity can damage them).
  • Set a reminder on your smart phone or download a medication reminder app to help you stay on track.
  • If you're taking multiple medications, ask your pharmacist whether the pharmacy provides a service where they repackage your medication into blister packs.
  • Write a note in your personal diary or on a calendar.
  • Put the vial of medication near the activity you will be doing when it's time to take your medication, such as near the bed, coffee pot, etc.

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