This Reuters report indicates that based on recent research, many people get their required medications after discharge from hospital following a heart attack. However they do not seem to continue taking their medications optimally after six months. The number of people taking their meds properly declines further.
Not taking medications regularly specifically Cardiac meds may increase risk of another heart attack.
There are many different reasons for not taking medications consistently, among them are cost, side effects, cultural believes and communication barriers.
Pharmacists have an important role in identifying those reasons and taking the steps to help their clients adhere to their medications.
Sepideh Nasafat, PharmD
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