Patient adherence & proper use of medicinal products

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It’s a health profession that links health services and chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.

What is Adherence?

This is the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical advice –medication on drug compliance and which is very important in pharmacy practice.

What is Non Adherence?

This is failure to comply i.e. number of doses not taken correctly that jeopardizes the patient’s therapeutics outcome.

What are the consequence of Non Adherence?

This leads to drug resistance, waste of medication, disease progression, reduced functional abilities, a lower quality of life and an increased use of medical resources such as nursing homes, hospital visits and hospital admissions. Therefore, it’s very important for one to keenly listen to the instructions given and adhere to them. And in case of any adverse drug reaction do not hesitate to report to the pharmacist or your doctor.

So be safe and buy your medicines from a licensed pharmacy and share this to help us eliminate non- professionals

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