Prescription Drug Adherence
When your doctor prescribes you a medication, he or she should be very clear as to when and how to take the medication. Filling your prescriptions on time and taking them as directed leads to proper medication adherence. Medication adherence may not be easy for you if your finances are strained. Or, you may forget exactly when to take your medication, which can reduce its effectiveness. Medication adherence is especially important if you are prescribed an antibiotic. Failure to use antibiotics properly can worsen your symptoms or lead to antibiotic resistance. If you are unable to pay for your medicine, unsure of which medications to take, or dont remember when to take them, contact your doctor.