Are you taking your medications right?

  • Do you sometimes forget to take your medicine?

    I sometimes forget to take my medicine.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Take your medicine at the same time each day. 
    • Take your medicine at the same time you do another activity such as brushing your teeth, eating breakfast or going to bed.
    • Use a pill box to organize your medicine.  Make sure you get the right pill box for you. Your pharmacist can help you choose the right one.
    • Ask a family member, caregiver, or friend to help remind you to take your medicine.
    • Set an alarm to remind you when to take your medicine.  
    • Download a smartphone app to send you reminders for when to take your medicine. Henry Ford Health System Pharmacy has a smartphone app to help you. Their app is called Henry Ford RX
    • Take your medicine with you when you travel. Make sure you take it in your carry-on luggage.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how home health care might help you.
    • Talk to your Henry Ford pharmacist (877) 575-6337
  • Do you sometimes forget to get your medicine refilled?

    I sometimes forget to get my medicine refilled.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Ask your pharmacy to call or text you when a refill is due.
    • Ask your pharmacy if you can enroll you in automatic refills.
    • Ask a family member, caregiver or friend to help remind you to call for a refill.
    • Put medicine refill dates on your calendar.
    • Set an alarm to remind you when to call for a refill.
    • Download the Henry Ford RX smartphone app which help keep track of your refills. 
    • Request refills before travelling and/or before the weekend.
    • You may be able to enroll in free home delivery of your medicine from Pharmacy Advantage or by phone (800) 456–2112.
    • Talk to your Henry Ford Pharmacist (877) 575-6337.
  • Is your medicine too expensive for you?

    My medicine is too expensive.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • See if your medicine is covered by your insurance.
    • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about switching to a less expensive medicine.
    • Ask your pharmacist or doctor about patient assistance programs to help with cost.
    • Ask your pharmacist or doctor about medicine coupons or vouchers to help with cost.
    • Go to the manufacturer’s website to look for patient assistance programs, coupons or vouchers.
  • Do you have trouble getting to the pharmacy to pick your medicine?

    I am having trouble getting to my pharmacy to pick up my medicine. Here are some tips to help you:

    • Ask a family member, caregiver, or friend to pick up your medicine.
    • Ask your pharmacy about home delivery services.
    • Henry Ford can deliver your medicine to your home for free.

    Contact us at www.pharmacyadvantagerx.com or by phone (800) 456–2112

  • Do you think you may be taking too many medicines?

    I think I am taking too many medicines.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist why you need each medicine.
    • Ask your pharmacist for ways to make your medicine easier to manage. 
    • Use a pill box to organize your medicine.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how home health care might help you.
  • Are you unsure why you need medicine?

    I am not sure why I need this medicine.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about why you need each medicine.
    • Ask your doctor to put the reason for the medicine on your prescription.
    • Ask for printed information about your condition.
    • Ask for printed information about your medicines.
    • Take a family member, friend or caregiver with you to your appointments to help you remember.
  • Do you have side effects to your medicine?

    I have side effects to my medicine.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about your side effects.
    • Ask your doctor if there are other medicines available to treat your condition.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to manage your side effects.
  • Do you have trouble using your inhaler?

    I am having trouble using my inhaler.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Ask your pharmacist to review your inhaler with you.
    • Ask your pharmacist or doctor if there is another inhaler that may be easier for you to use for your condition.
    • Look on the manufacturer website for directions.
    • If you have a nurse who comes to your home, ask them to help you.
    • Talk to your Henry Ford Pharmacist (877) 575-6337.
  • Do you prefer to speak a language other than English?

    I have a language, sight, or hearing barrier.  Here are some tips to help you:

    • Bring a family member, caregiver, or friend with you to your appointments.
    • Be sure your pharmacist and doctor know about your needs.  They can review each of your medicines to see if something might need to change.
    • Ask a family member, caregiver or friend to help you with your medicine and your pillbox at home.
    • Look for a pharmacy in your area that is able to have an interpreter speak in your language.
    • Talk to your Henry Ford Pharmacist at (877) 575-6337 to have an interpreter available to learn about your medicine.
  • Are you having trouble finding a pharmacy to obtain your specialty medicine?
    Contact Pharmacy Advantage or by phone (800) 456–2112.