Patient adherence to the prescribed medicine therapy - Transdermal pain relief patch v/s Oral Intake
Keywords:Adherence, drug therapy, orally administered medication, pain relieving patch
Non adherence of a medical therapy primarily due to negligence and secondarily due to various reasons as listed in the questionnaire were given by the patients who received dental treatment. This negligence and inability of the patient to administer oral drugs leads to avoidance of treatment, which in turn leads to deterioration of oral health. Patients in such conditions cannot
receive the same results as compared to patients who adhere to a given therapy and this in turn affects the dentist’s work.
The subject of non-adherence to medication therapy has been co-related with less than the desired outcomes in a given therapy. If not dealt with this attitude of the patients, soon it might become a problem.
Materials and method
A questionnaire was conducted in the dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, R.K.D.F. Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal to understand whether the patients prefer oral administration or transdermal patches for pain relief after extraction of mobile teeth.
Patients adhered to transdermal patch for pain relief more as compared to oral administration of the pain-relieving drugs given to the other group.
The adherence of patients to drug therapy was slightly more in the transdermal patch group as compared to the orally administered group.