Updated: Jun 18, 2019
“Medicines won’t work if you do not take them.” It is as simple as that. A drug can be extremely helpful to keep your condition under control, but the main thing you should do is take it the way your doctor prescribed it. That is what the World Health Organization calls adherence, which is nothing more than taking your medications exactly as prescribed.
Top 5 questions regarding Treatment Adherence:
1. What is it?
Treatment adherence occurs when you follow the instructions of your physician precisely as prescribed and take or administer your medications as indicated.
2. What is the challenge?
Even though this may sound like something very basic, an alarmingly high percentage of patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. This brings a variety of challenges to the care, which could have otherwise been prevented.
3. Why is adherence important?
There is substantial clinical evidence that establishes a direct relation between better results in treatment and adherence.
4. How do we offer support so you can be adherent?
At Alivia Network, we conduct follow-up calls and monitor your compliance with your treatment, assisting you through every step of your care. We have a dedicated team of professionals focused on helping you achieve your health goals. We are here to answer all of your questions, clear up any doubts you may have and provide all the necessary information, during every step of your patient journey.
5. What can I do to follow through with adherence?
First, you can schedule the time you take your medication to coincide with something you do as part of your daily routine. Keep your medications in one place for easy access and to serve as a constant reminder. Finally, always take or administer your medications at the same time every day, in order to create a habit.
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