A Guide: How to Create Medication Pill Card

Many people have trouble keeping track of their medicines. A pill card is a simple, visual way to show all of the medicines that a person needs to take on a regular basis. The pill card uses pictures and simple phrases to show each medicine, its purpose, how much to take, and when to take it. It is easier to understand than the complicated information and instructions that typically come with medicines. This 10-page guide, prepared under contract for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides step-by-step instructions for creating a pill card for a pretend patient, Sarah, who takes simvastatin, furosemide, and insulin. Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.