How to Create a Pill Card


How to Create a Pill Card


This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use “pill card.” Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • How to create a pill card
  • Why create a pill card?
  • What you will need to create a pill card
  • Getting ready to create a personalized pill card
  • Creating a personalized pill card
  • Using a personalized pill card
  • Pill card template
  • Common pill shapes
  • Common images for medication uses


Pharmacy Intervention for Limited Literacy (PILL) Study Research Team

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: May 2008
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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