DRUGS LIVE

TAKING TOO MANY INHALERS: ADHERENCE BENEFITS OF ONCE-DAILY OPTIONS

 Author By Eric Christianson  In practice, many patients become overwhelmed by polypharmacy. A diagnosis of COPD or asthma can significantly increase the medication administration burden. I’ve heard many patients report that they are taking “too many inhalers.” The basic strategy to remedy medication adherence issues is to assess adherence status, identify the cause of nonadherence, and apply …

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ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE DRUG INTERACTIONS

Author By Eric Christianson  Oral contraceptives are the most commonly used contraceptive method in the United States.  We are often asked about efficacy, missed pills, and return to fertility; however, it’s important to keep drug interactions in mind, too.  Below is a non-exhaustive list of common combined oral contraceptive drug interactions. Liver enzyme-inducing drugs Drugs that …

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