... when you keep track of pills in one of these things. This one holds the doctor-prescribed pills Cliff takes: a baby aspirin, Lipitor, Metropolol, and Niaspan. The Lipitor is very expensive. Cliff's cardiologist told us it is supposed to go generic this year; here's hoping! I'm not complaining, because Cliff has done remarkably well since his open-heart surgery. I only have one prescription of my own so far, a generic blood pressure pill.
There's a whole tub full of vitamins and prescriptions. We don't take any hocus-pocus stuff, just generic calcium, fish oil (which the cardiologist fully approves), a multi-vitamin, and glucosamine. As soon as the present bottle of glucosamine is gone, we're stopping it, since recent studies say it really does no good. I guess it was all in our heads, thinking our arthritis pain was lessened when we took it. I stress to Cliff all the time that his blue pill-holder is the important one; it holds his doctor-prescribed meds. Since I'm the one who fills these things up weekly, I doubt he'd know what to do with them all. If something happened to me unexpectedly, he'd be wise to call the doctor's office and see what it is he's supposed to take. So, young people, this is what you have to look forward to.