Monday, 27 September 2010


Astham patients took 50% of the amount of their inhaler 50% of the time.

Another example of poor adherance being a problem is when doctors prescribe a medication to someone newly admitted to hospital who says there taking an ACE Inhibitor. There not actually taking it but they are supposed to. Then, said patients gets severe postural hypotension, falls over and breaks knee


  1. Add to that the patients inhaler technique means only 25% of salbutamol even gets into their lungs.

    Oh well!

  2. I remember one time chatting to a patient who had asthma who admitted to me that she sometimes forgot to take her inhaler. She then later told the doctor that she always remembered at the recommended time