Prescription medications are an important tool for the management of chronic diseases. However, medications are most effective if taken as prescribed by your physician. Medication adherence and long-term commitment to care are critical to achieving your health goals. Despite this importance only 50% of those on chronic medications take their medications.
While there are many reasons for patients to be non-adherent, forgetting to take a medication is the most common. In a survey of over 24,000 adults, 70% reported unintentional non-adherence behaviors, including forgetting to take their medications (62%), running out of medication (37%), and being careless about taking medication (23%).
Multi-dose Medication packaging is a highly useful tool for addressing each of these areas of unintentional nonadherence. It provides a convenient method for patients to self-monitor medication consumption, eliminating the need to remember whether a certain dose has been taken. It also gives both patients and caregivers an immediate visual verification of doses previously removed from the device. Further, multi-med packaging is especially effective for medications that should be consumed at different times of day, as it eliminates the need for decision-making regarding which medications are taken at different times. It also mitigates non-adherence by eliminating the need for patients to open multiple containers for each dose.
Stop in today to learn more about multi-dose medication packaging and how it can help solve you and your family's medication worries.