Medication Adherence

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The Scoop on Medication Adherence

How Do You Practice Medication Adherence?

Taking your medication as prescribed may seem like a simple task, but many patients face barriers. Whether you forget to request a refill, can’t find time to get to the Pharmacy or don’t understand how to use your prescription, we have a variety of services available to help you practice medication adherence.

What is Medication Adherence?

Medication adherence is taking your medication exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes. This involves getting your prescription filled, remembering to take it on time and administering your medication as directed.

Why is Medication Adherence Important?

Taking your medication as prescribed is important for managing chronic conditions, treating temporary ailments and optimizing your long-term health and holistic well-being. Medication adherence maintains your health, may prevent extra doctor appointments and could help avoid hospital stays.

How Do You Practice Medication Adherence?

Taking your medication as prescribed may seem like a simple task, but many patients face barriers. Whether you forget to request a refill, can’t find time to get to the Pharmacy or don’t understand how to use your prescription, we have a variety of services available to help you practice medication adherence.

What is Medication Adherence?

Medication adherence is taking your medication exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes. This involves getting your prescription filled, remembering to take it on time and administering your medication as directed.

Our Medication Adherence Services

Medication Review

Our pharmacists can conduct a structured review of your medications to optimize your therapies. Talk to your pharmacist to make an appointment.

90-Day Conversion

We can convert a consistent medication* into a 90-day supply to save you an extra trip to the Pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist to convert your prescription.

Auto Refill

We offer a free program that automatically refills your prescription* when your supply runs out. Access the My Prescriptions tool to enroll in our Auto Refill program.

Medication Review

Our pharmacists can conduct a structured review of your medications to optimize your therapies. Talk to your pharmacist to make an appointment.

90-Day Conversion

We can convert a consistent medication* into a 90-day supply to save you an extra trip to the Pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist to convert your prescription.

Auto Refill

We offer a free program that automatically refills your prescription* when your supply runs out. Access the My Prescriptions tool to enroll in our Auto Refill program.

Medication Synchronization

Our Med Sync service is a free refill program that syncs your eligible prescriptions* to the same pickup day. Talk to your pharmacist about synchronizing your medications.

Text Notifications

We can send you text message notifications about your medication status, such as upcoming refills. Update the pharmacy notification settings in your Patient Profile to opt in to our automated text communications.

Prescription Discount Cards

We accept a variety of prescription discount cards to help you save money on your medication. Talk to our pharmacy team to determine which discount card can help you save the most.

Medication Synchronization

Our Med Sync service is a free refill program that syncs your eligible prescriptions* to the same pickup day. Talk to your pharmacist about synchronizing your medications.

Text Notifications

We can send you text message notifications about your medication status, such as upcoming refills. Update the pharmacy notification settings in your Patient Profile to opt in to our automated text communications.

Prescription Discount Cards

We accept a variety of prescription discount cards to help you save money on your medication. Talk to our pharmacy team to determine which discount card can help you save the most.

"Taking your medication at the right dose, in the right way and at the right time is crucial to your health. Consistently taking your medication maintains your health, may prevent extra doctor appointments and could help you avoid hospital stays. Your family and community need you to be healthy and present, and that begins with taking your medication as prescribed."

—Olivia Kinney, PharmD, MS

"Taking your medication at the right dose, in the right way and at the right time is crucial to your health. Consistently taking your medication maintains your health, may prevent extra doctor appointments and could help you avoid hospital stays. Your family and community need you to be healthy and present, and that begins with taking your medication as prescribed."

—Olivia Kinney, PharmD, MS

Common Barriers to Medication Adherence

While medication adherence is important, we understand that patients face many barriers when it comes to taking their medications as prescribed. Obstacles like high prices, transportation and medication side effects can be difficult deterrents to medication adherence. That’s why our Pharmacy team works hard to make taking your medication as easy as possible. If you’re experiencing any of the following concerns, talk to your pharmacist about how our medication adherence services can help.

    Some medications can be expensive, even with insurance. Kroger Health Savings Club, powered by RxSense, can unlock 100s of free and $3 drugs for your family and pets for just one low fee. Click here to enroll, or talk to your pharmacist about our other recommended prescription discount cards.

    Remembering to take your medication can be tough, but there are a few different ways to remind yourself to take your medication each day:

    • Start a Routine: Purchase a medicine organizer to prep your medication for the entire week. You can also try storing your medication near something you touch every day, like your toothbrush or coffee maker, to incorporate it into your daily routine.
    • Use Your Tech: Set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to take your medication at a specific time each day.

    If you struggle to remember to refill your prescriptions, you can use a few of our services to help:

    • Auto Refill: We offer a free program that automatically refills your prescription* when your supply runs out. Access the My Prescriptions tool to enroll.
    • Medication Synchronization: Our Med Sync service is a FREE refill program that syncs your eligible prescriptions* to the same pickup day. Talk to your pharmacist for more information.
    • Text Notifications: We can send you text message notifications about your medication status, such as upcoming refills. Talk to your pharmacist to opt in.

    When you need to take a lot of different medications, it can get confusing to remember what each medication is for and how often to take it. As medication experts, our pharmacists can meet with you to conduct a medication review – a structured review of your medications to optimize your therapies. Talk to your pharmacist to make an appointment.

    Sometimes life gets busy, and you don’t have time or transportation to make it to the Pharmacy for your prescriptions. We can convert your consistent medications* to a 90-day supply to save you an extra trip to the Pharmacy. Ask your pharmacist to convert your prescription. Or, you can use our prescription delivery service to have your medications brought right to your front door. Visit our Prescription Delivery FAQ page to learn how to sign up.

    Child safety caps on prescription bottles are designed to keep kids out of the medication, but sometimes they’re too difficult for the person actually taking the medicine to open. Our Pharmacies carry non-safety caps for medicine bottles. Just ask your pharmacist next time you’re in the store.

    If potential side effects are preventing you from taking your prescribed medication, talk to your pharmacist. As medication experts, our pharmacists can listen to your medical concerns and give you advice on how to overcome possible side effects. Our team can also work with your prescriber to recommend other medication options that may be more appropriate.

    Have you ever wondered if you’re using your inhaler correctly, or injecting your insulin properly? Taking your medication correctly includes administering it properly. If you have questions, talk to your pharmacist. Our Pharmacy team can review medication administration techniques with you to make sure you’re receiving the full benefit of your prescribed medicine.

Tools & Resources

*90-Day Conversion service not available for control medications. Auto Refill program not available for control medications or if you’re out of refills. Medication Synchronization service not available for control medications or durable medical equipment (DME).

Services and availability vary by location. Pharmacy, Clinic, and Telenutrition services are available in select areas. Access our pharmacy locator to find a pharmacy near you. The Little Clinic practices in the following states only: AZ, KY, OH, TN, CO, IN, GA, KS, VA. Access our clinic locator to find a clinic near you. Telenutrition services where medical nutrition therapy is provided are not available in AK, MT, NJ, NY, SC, WY, or where otherwise prohibited by applicable law.