Inadequate Medication In Children

To improve compliance, the prescribing doctor may do the following:

Failure to follow and Compliance (compliance with a medication scheme (adherence, compliance)) of treatment recommendations happen at any age, be it because of the cost, painful or complicated application or because of the need for frequent or complex overdose or both. In children quite specific factors for lack of compliance contribute. Children <6 years old can z. B. have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets and refuse to take medication to himself that taste bad. Older children sit drugs often from (eg., Insulin, inhalers), which require that they leave or disrupt the classroom or their activities and they distinguish them from their peers. Young people can live out their rebellion by rejecting the therapeutic measures and thus lay claim to independence from their parents. The parents or caregivers of young children may not remember or understand the background and the importance of therapy or only partially but have not due to their working hours no time their child to administer the medication at the right time. Some parents want to start by using home recipes or herbal remedies. Some parents have very low incomes and are forced to put other priorities such as the purchase of food; others reject it because of their conviction and attitude to give children medications. To improve compliance, the prescribing doctor may do the following: Let's make sure the patient or his parents have understood the diagnosis and the severity of the disease and believe that the treatment is working dispel misunderstandings and reliable information sources recommend addition to the oral submissions and written giving instructions in a language they can understand the parents early phone calls with parents to answer remaining questions validate the improvement of the condition and reminding parents to follow-up appointments study of the medication container to count the remaining tablets guidance of the parents to guide a daily symptom calendar particular, adolescents need to feel some control over their disease and should be encouraged, si ch openly express and as much as possible to take responsibility for their therapy. The regulations should be kept as simple as possible (eg. As unification taking appointments and reducing the number of daily doses while maintaining the effectiveness) and to the daily routine of the patient or the parents to be adjusted. Critical aspects of therapy should (z. B. the importance of the consistent taking an antibiotic) are emphasized. If lifestyle changes (eg. For example with regard to the diet or physical activity) are required, these changes should slow discussed over several appointments and advised and realistic goals are formulated (eg. As 1 kg of 14 kg until the follow-up appointment two weeks later remove). When a goal has been achieved, this should only be the next target approach positively reinforced through praise and. For patients with expensive and long-term therapeutic measures under www.needymeds.org can be found to support patients a list of pharmaceutical programs.

Health Life Media Team

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