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Table 2 Example Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) chart

From: The potential for using a Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) to improve adherence in patients taking multiple medications in the UK: a qualitative evaluation

Name of medicine Breakfast Lunchtime Evening Meal Bedtime Special instructions
Amlodipine 5 mg 1 tablet     For blood pressure
Lisinopril 10 mg 1 tablet     For blood pressure
Simvastatin 20 mg     1 tablet To reduce cholesterol Do not drink grapefruit juice
Metformin 500 mg 1 tablet   1 tablet   For diabetes Take with meals
Paracetamol 2 tablets, if needed 2 tablets, if needed 2 tablets, if needed 2 tablets, if needed For pain. Take if needed, not more than 8 in a day