Help Patients Brush Up on Their Meds

December 8, 2009

To improve adherence in patients whose drug regimen calls for twice-daily dosing, I encourage them to keep the medication near their toothbrush. The habit of brushing their teeth twice a day reminds them to take their medication. This works especially well for young children who take asthma medication.

To improve adherence in patients whose drug regimen calls for twice-daily dosing, I encourage them to keep the medication near their toothbrush. The habit of brushing their teeth twice a day reminds them to take their medication. This works especially well for young children who take asthma medication.
-- Jennifer Collins, MD
         New York

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