Examples Of Poor Medication Management

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Proper medication management among can be challenging. There are always poor adherence problems with any type of treatment regimen planned. Some patterns of poor adherence could be due to the failure to initiate the regimen, stopping the treatment early, missing doses, lowering or increasing the dose of treatment, timing errors, and technical errors (Adherence to Treatment Regimens). The failure to initiate the regimen could be due to the fact that the patient believe their medication is no longer needed, or that it is not effective on them anymore. Some may worry about the risk of side effects it could have on them, such as possible addiction. The cost of treatment or if it is accessible are also examples of poor adherence. Medications all …show more content…
Another example of poor adherence would be stopping a treatment early. Patients may feel that their medication is not working on them, or that it is no longer needed. Cost and accessibility falls under this category again. Missing a dose and timing errors are also examples of poor adherence. Missing a dose is one of the most common forms of poor adherence. One may forget to take their medication, or it may be an inconvenience to one’s schedule. Some medications may require you to take it an hour before breakfast, every few hours, or before bed, which may get in the way of one’s schedule. Lowering and and increasing the dose of treatment are also patterns of poor adherence. Some may reduce the amount of medication they are taking due to possible long term risks, alternations a patient experiences, and lower cost of medication. One may increase their dose of treatment, possibly due to forgetting to take their medication, or their favor in the effects the medication gives off, such as alterations. Lastly, technical errors is another pattern of poor adherence. A patient may be given the wrong type of medication due to “poor understanding or lack of thorough education by healthcare providers” (Adherence to Treatment …show more content…
We were given fake money, an insurance card, and a total of four prescriptions in the end. Every insurance card was different, having the ability to have coverage or little to none on our medications. Given the experience to take four different mock prescriptions was hard to keep track of. It was simple for me to purchase my medications, as my insurance covered all of the fees. A few of my fellow peers had a hard time purchasing their prescriptions, as they had no coverage. In order for them to receive their medication, they had to borrow money. Overall, I believe that with this project, I would fall under the missing doses, increasing dose treatment, and timing errors of poor medical adherence. Taking the four medications was hard to keep track of. Taking the one an hour before breakfast was the most inconvenient one out of my schedule. My typical morning normally starts off with me waking up, getting ready, and possibly eating breakfast while I walk out of the door. Due to the fact that this project was candy, I did not take it as directed after three days. It was hard to keep up to, but if it were real, I would have to make adjustments in my daily routine. With the issues of an increase of dosage and timing, I found that there were times where I forgot whether or not I took the medication, and at what time. Taking four medications

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