The Best Way to Track Prescriptions

Looking for the best way to track prescriptions? If your prescription medication has a bottle, here is the best mom hack for tracking meds.  This hack is great, especially when involving a a kid with 2 parents giving medication, and if there isn’t a log – who knows how many dosages are left for the kid to take!

A while back I found this simple mom hack on Pinterest and it’s changed my life. Okay, so maybe it’s not totally changed my life but it really has made the giving prescription medicine process so much easier.

prescription medicine log

Recently, our toddler Zeke was put on antibiotics after our trip to the emergency room for his cut pinky. 10 days of medication, 3 times a day. 30 doses of medication.  As you can see, we try – but occasionally miss a dose here are there, which we will make up at the end of his prescription.

Simply draw a chart on your prescription medicine bottle outlining how many days and how many medication doses that you or your child needs to take.  Keep a sharpie handy and mark off each time you give or take the medicine.  For us, this is the best way to track prescription medicine.

This little chart is a lifesaver. Sure you could do this on a piece of paper, but if your house is anything like our circus – papers get lost, wet or sometimes they just vanish (ha, my kids would love if I believed things just did this!)  Now in the middle of the night when you can’t remember when the last dosage of medication was given to your sick toddler – just mom hackslook at the bottle!

Hoping this Mom Hack helps you keep track of your medicine! When someone’s sick, the last thing that you need is something else to stress about.

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2 Responses

  1. Susan

    Great moms think alike. At Organized 31 I talked about Keeping Track While Taking Medication. It’s very similar to your tip.

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  2. Jennifer Saranow Schultz (aka Hint Mama)

    Great tip:) At my house, paper logs vanish too so I consulted with a nurse to get her expert tip for keeping track of medicine doses and it’s similar to yours. More on that here:
    http://hintmama.com/2013/12/03/todays-hint-how-to-keep-track-of-medicine-doses/

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