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My father is on so many different medications, over the counter and prescribed. I am trying to help him manage this. I am looking for a program to enter all the specifics on each drug, i.e. Dosage, frequency, who prescribed, why he is taking it.

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I made a chart. Vertical lists each med with dosage. Across has Morning, Noon or Bedtime. I place an X for each med in the intersecting box, when it is to be taken. Handwritten, nothing fancy. This creates a map for someone else to fill the pill box, just in case I am not available.
I took a picture of the "Med Map" with my phone and texted it to my sis and her kids. This greatly increases the odds that the info will be on hand should mom land in an ER.
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Pam is right about the ER needing the list. My Dad couldn't remember what meds he was taking, he never paid much attention to stuff like that as Mom always had the answer.... Mom didn't come to the ER this time with him, plus she told me it was time for Dad to manage his own meds, oops.

So when everything settled down, I drove back home to get all of his prescription bottles to take back to the hospital.... he had bottles everywhere, so Mom and I spent about an hour trying to sort through them all. Dad had an Excel speed sheet but it was on his computer and I couldn't get in.
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If you're looking for information about all the different medications, you can find much of it online. There is a brand new site called Iodine that has detailed information on many drugs(iodine/). It includes user "reviews" and experiences, which you can break down by age group and gender. Drugs and Webmd also offer this type of information. Webmd allows you to look at combinations, including supplements and herbs, and see whether there are warnings about using them together. Drugs does the same with drugs, alcohol and food. It also has a pill identifier, which is handy when there are a lot of meds around and you need to be able to tell one from another. Hope this helps you out.
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OH and if you have to rush off to the ER, take the list with you. It will be much appreciated at the nurses' station.
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Your pharmacy can probably give you a printout. If you know how to use Excel, you build your own spread sheet. You could just get a lined sheet of paper, list the meds/ mg, then draw columns for the times and put X's on the time to give them. Then on the last column write what they are for/ MD name.
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