Prescription drugs are available to control high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipids, yet many people sto?

Prescription drugs are available to control high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipids, yet many people stop taking their medicines. What are some possible explanations for this situation? What are some possible solutions?

There are plenty of reasons a person might stop taking their medication. They might just not be able to remember to take it each day (I see this a lot in elderly patients), they may experience unpleasant side effects, or they may not be able to afford the medication.

As for solutions, I think healthcare professionals should be more willing to take the time and make sure their patients understand why they need to take their medications, and offer suggestions as to how they can remember to take them each day. Too many physicians and pharmacists are so pushed for time that they just hand the patient their prescription and just say "here, take this". If the patient cannot afford the medication or has side effects, the physician should work with the patient to try alternatives until they find a solution that works and is affordable.

One Response to “Prescription drugs are available to control high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipids, yet many people sto?”

  • Saved By Grace says:

    There are plenty of reasons a person might stop taking their medication. They might just not be able to remember to take it each day (I see this a lot in elderly patients), they may experience unpleasant side effects, or they may not be able to afford the medication.

    As for solutions, I think healthcare professionals should be more willing to take the time and make sure their patients understand why they need to take their medications, and offer suggestions as to how they can remember to take them each day. Too many physicians and pharmacists are so pushed for time that they just hand the patient their prescription and just say "here, take this". If the patient cannot afford the medication or has side effects, the physician should work with the patient to try alternatives until they find a solution that works and is affordable.
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