Healthy Heart: what you should know about medication adherence

[Music] [Applause] [Music] did you know that an estimated two hundred and eighty-five thousand deaths in Europe each year could be prevented if people took their medications as prescribed your doctor prescribes medication to help control your risk factors taking your medication exactly as the doctor prescribed it helps maintain the steady state of control here are five easy tips and tricks for you keep an up-to-date list of your medication information use pillboxes and leave them in a place where you’ll see them often use helps to remind you to take your medication the way you should to ask your doctor for a simplified schedule and tie your medication doses with a daily activity don’t hesitate to ask for help medicine works best when taking as prescribed find the trick that helps you take it you [Music]