Text Reminders Can Improve Chances of Patients Taking Prescribed Medication: Study

December 6, 2014 12:35 PM

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Text Reminders Can Improve Chances of Patients Taking Prescribed Medication: Study

Through a recent study, researchers have claimed that a text messaging service can help people to remember to take the medicines that they have been prescribed. Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, said researchers.

According to researchers, almost one-third of people do not take their medications as prescribed. They said people forget to take their medication either because they forget or because they are uncertain about the benefits or potential harms of the drugs.

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