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Medication Adherence

Taking medicines regularly for a chronic (life-long) disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult and many people miss some doses. If you’re not getting the most out of your treatment plan, there’s an important concept to consider called adherence, and it’s very important to maximizing your treatment success. Adherence is a concept that doctors use to describe how well you are taking your medication.

Watch the video below to see Dr. Andy Thompson explain what it means to have good adherence, why it helps you, and how you can talk to your doctor when you are having trouble taking your medication as prescribed:

You can download and print our guide that summarizes Dr. Thompson’s points from the above video:

RheumInfo also offers companion resources for physicians regarding patient adherence in our Physician Tools section.

Interactive Guide: Common Adherence Challenges and How to Solve Them