Adherence tips

The following tips are from the i-Base Introduction to ART.

Some drugs have more flexibility with timing.

Remember that recommendations to take with or without food are important.

  • Find out what is involved. How many pills? How often? How exact is timing?
  • Use a daily or weekly pill box. You can see if you miss a dose.
  • Use the timetable on the next page. Mark off each dose and the time that you take it.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have trouble.
  • Set up an alarm using your mobile phone or watch.
  • Take extra meds if you travel in case flights change.
  • Keep an emergency supply.
  • Ask a friend to help you remember.
  • Ask friends if they have ideas that can help.

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Last updated: 1 January 2018.