Are you taking your medication properly?
Managing chronic conditions like diabetes, migraines or asthma means taking your medication as prescribed. Let’s help you with that.
Statistics show that up to 50% of people don’t take their medication properly. This means that those with chronic conditions like sciatic nerve pain, acid reflux or migraines could be suffering needlessly.
Take the stress out of taking prescription medication
You may fear side-effects or dependence on your medication, or you may possibly stop taking it when symptoms subside. You may simply have too many types of medication to remember. Sometimes we just don’t make medication a priority. If you tend to run out of your prescribed medicine, don’t forget that Echo by LloydsPharmacy can take care of your repeat NHS prescriptions. A study by Echo found that 88% of people**** took their medication properly when using the service.
The importance of consistency with medication
If your GP has prescribed medication for you, it’s because your health will be better for it. Up to 60% of people with asthma do not use their preventer inhalers as directed, which can lead to poor asthma control*****. Alleviate the stress with these top tips.
Here are 5 tips to stay consistent
- Keep a timetable somewhere visible with days and times you need to take your medication.
- Use a pill box to help you remember and ensure you take the right dose.
- Make taking your medicines part of your daily routine by tying it in with a daily task.
- Tell members of your family when you should be taking your medicines, so they can help to remind you
- Get reminders on your phone of when, and how, to take your medicine.
Sign up and get NHS prescriptions delivered for free
We understand that when you’re busy, it can be difficult to make time to collect your prescription. Make ordering your prescription easier with Echo at LloydsPharmacy, they work with your NHS GP to take care of your repeat prescriptions, delivering them to your door and sending you reminders. Sign up with Echo today.
*Echo, the LloydsPharmacy online NHS repeat prescription service is available in England only.
Approximately 50% of people do not take their medications as prescribed
5.4 mill have asthma
80% of asthma sufferers also have hayfever
Adherence to taking medication properly is 50% – but 88% with Echo
****Effect of not using preventer inhalers as directed https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0954611112003587
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