I was on all three Biaxin, Ceftin, and Omnicef (3 abx in the same family) and I remember that taste. blech. I didn't do anything about it except complain. LOL!!!!
As far as the daily pill-o-rama, I tried a bunch of things that didn't work. Not only didn't I remember what pill I just popped, I couldn't remember where the bottles were. I was bad.
Now I keep every single bottle in a huge shoe box. Its not pretty or organized, but if I don't keep them together in one place, I'm lost.
More than once, I've sat here wondering -- Did I just take that pill?? So I made a chart in Excel. I do 30 days at a time and I put the date on top (columns) and I list each and every little pill on the side (rows), I even add little boxes for that cell, if I have to take more than one of that pill.
I also leave a blank space at the bottom of each day to put my health (scale of 1 to 10) and to add anything special, like if I puke or have a bad headache that day.
It was tough to print it out one page, but it works great for me. I keep it in a clear plastic magnetic fridge photo frame because I spilled Diet Coke on it once.
Its my lifeline.
I keep it tucked under the shoebox so it doesn't get lost.