Habit Hacks so You Never Miss a Dose of Brillia

Habit Hacks so You Never Miss a Dose of Brillia

"With work meetings, errands, and parenting responsibilities, remembering to take your medication is just as difficult for adults struggling with ADHD and/or anxiety."

Modern life is busy. Remembering to take your medication can be a challenge if you don’t have the right habit hacks in place. Whether your child is on Brillia for Children or you are taking Brillia for Adults, here are some ways to take action so you’ll never miss a dose again.

Establishing Your Child’s Brillia Schedule

When it comes to Brillia for Children, adult assistance is encouraged. While dosage may vary according to your child’s symptoms, frequency is the same across the board: Brillia should be taken three times daily. This can be a challenge with school schedules and extracurricular activities, but it is crucial your child takes the medication over the course of a day for the active ingredient to build up in the system and be effective. 

The starting dosage for children is 1 pill 3x a day for moderate symptoms and 2 pills 3x a day for severe symptoms. Severity of symptoms is based on your assessment and experimentation with dosage is safe and encouraged until you find the best fit for your child.

One of the best ways to establish your child’s Brillia schedule is to enforce a daily routine. This entails getting up at the same time every day and doing things in order, from brushing teeth to getting dressed to having breakfast to leaving for school. Having a predictable routine makes it easy to slide a dosing schedule into the mix. In the recommendations below, we’ll talk about how to stack habits, but it all starts with a daily routine. 

And if your child forgets to take their dose during the day or cannot do so at school, have them take it immediately when they come home — it’s the steady trickle of the active ingredient into the system with the 3 daily doses that helps get to results, even if the doses are not evenly spread out across the day. Talking with your child and school staff can also help you devise a plan that will work best without being disruptive. Over time, as your child gets older, encourage them to take responsibility for their schedule by sharing the tips below. 

How to Hack Your Brillia Schedule as an Adult

With work meetings, errands, and parenting responsibilities, remembering to take your medication is just as difficult for adults struggling with ADHD and/or anxiety. Similar to Brillia for Children, Brillia for Adults dosage will vary according to symptom severity: 1 pill, 3x daily for mild dosage, 2 pills, 3x daily for moderate dosage, and 8 pills daily for severe dosage (3 pills in the morning, 2 midday and 3 in the evening). 

Keep in mind that although Brillia for Children and Brillia for Adults consist of the same active ingredient, the adult version has a stronger formulation, so it’s better for children under 18 to use the children’s version to allow for more incremental dosing changes.

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Whether you are an adult or a child, use the following tips to stay on top of Brillia’s dosing schedule:

Line of Sight: Keep Medication Visible

Misplacing items is a common problem for people with hectic schedules, and especially for those with ADHD, anxiety. Keeping medication within view in a place you’re bound to see often is helpful in reminding you to take your dose. This might be by the front door so you and/or your child can see it on the way out and the way in, or maybe it’s in a special slot in your briefcase, purse, or in your child’s backpack. The point is, it’s hard to forget to do something when it’s staring you in the face.

Stack Your Habits: Link Your Medications to a Daily Activity 

If you’ve established your predictable daily routine, try tying your doses to one of the habits you or your child does every day. For instance, you know you’ll always brush your teeth every morning, so commit to taking your medicine first thing after brushing your teeth. You know you’ll eat lunch and brush your teeth at night, so consider tying your other doses to those activities as well. While it can be difficult to implement and maintain a new habit, experts say that grouping a new behavior with an already established routine can help you remember and make the habit feel more attainable. 

Technology Advantage 

You don’t have to rely on your brain to keep track of everything anymore. There are so many apps and alerts and alarms that can do the tracking for you thanks to technology. You can even install these in multiple places: alarms on your phone and/or smartwatch and calendar alerts on laptop and desktop. A popular app that you or your child can use is the MyTherapy Pill Reminder or the MediSafe app.1, 2

Incentivize Yourself with Something Small 

Hooked on Wordle? Daily lattes? Incentivize yourself and your child to take each dose by offering a reward when you do. This will make you or your child excited by the prospect of remembering each dose, which will better cement the habit.

Go Old School & Use a Colorful Pillbox

Classic pillboxes are fantastic organization tools for your medication or your child’s medication, especially if one of you takes multiple medications or supplements during the day. They can easily be found at most pharmacies or online and there are colorful, child-friendly ones available. Pill boxes are not as new and fancy as an app you might download on your phone, but there’s a reason they’ve been around as long as they have: they work.

Subscribe to Brillia so You Don’t Forget to Replenish and Run Out

Subscribing to Brillia helps to ensure you don’t ever run out of pills, but it also helps you save money. There are no subscription fees and no long-term commitments, either. This is how it works:

  • Pick which dosage that you have tried that works for you or your child. 
  • Choose how many months’ supply of Brillia you want delivered at once. The 3-month subscriptions are shipped every three months and offer the highest discounts.
  • Monthly subscriptions are also available for those who want to spread out their payments. Monthly subscriptions offer a 15% discount in addition to free shipping.
  • You’ll receive a reminder email three days before your order is set to renew.
  • You can skip any shipment up until 12 AM EST on the day your subscription is set to renew free of charge. 
  • You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. 

Learn more about subscribing to Brillia by emailing  subscriptions@discoverbrillia.com.

Need more tips on how to manage ADHD and anxiety with Brillia? Check out the Brillia(nce) Resource Center.

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References: 1https://www.mytherapyapp.com/, 2https://www.medisafe.com/download-medisafe-app/
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