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Having trouble remembering your heart meds?

Heart medicines—like cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure drugs—work best when you remember to take them like clockwork. If you're having trouble keeping track, try one or more of these tips.

6 ways to remember your heart medicines

  1. Take them at the same time each day.
  2. Make them part of a daily routine, like brushing your teeth.
  3. Use a pill organizer with sections for days of the week and times of day.
  4. Use a medicine calendar and check off each dose.
  5. Use a pill bottle cap with a built-in timer.
  6. Set an alarm on your smartphone or watch.

Sources: American Heart Association; U.S. Food and Drug Administration

If you've already had a heart attack, read about steps you can take to prevent a second one.

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