1. Put it in writing. Ask your doctor or nurse to write down: - how and when to take the pill - what to do if you forget to take your pill - should you take it with food or without food? 2. Always take your medications at the same time. - take your medication at the same time as another daily ritual, like eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, or getting ready for bed 3. Use a cell phone or an alarm to remind you each day at that time to take your medicine. 4. A daily pill organizer can help you remember to take your medicines, and keep track of the days you've missed your medication. 5. Sign up for automatic refills from your pharmacy. 6. Plan ahead for trips. - bring plenty of your medicine with you - if traveling by air, bringing a copy of your prescription in case your pills get lost may help.