Medication Adherence Support For...
The National Institute of Mental Health conducted a major research study, called the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD, involving 579 children with ADHD-combined type. Each child received one of four possible treatments over a 14-month period - medication management, behavioral treatment, combination of the two, or usual community care. The results of this landmark study showed that children who were treated with medication alone, which was carefully managed and individually tailored; and children who received both medication management and behavioral treatment had the best outcomes with respect to improvement of ADHD symptoms. Retrieved from http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/medication/WWK3
While there is not a cure or treatment today that halts or reverses ALS, there is one FDA approved drug that modestly slows the progression of ALS as well as several other drugs in clinical trials that hold promise. Let myMAR help you comply with your medication plan.
Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function. According to the Mayo Clinic, you may need to try several different treatments, or combinations of treatments. Let myMAR remind you to follow your treatment plan. Failure to follow your treatment plan can make it difficult for you to do daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints can keep you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/basics/treatment/con-20034095. Over the past half century, many studies have found mortality to be increased in patients with established RA in comparison with the general population. Around 40% of all deaths in individuals with RA are attributable to cardiovascular causes, including ischemic heart disease and stroke. The four most common comorbidities among people with arthritis, in order of prevalence are the following: cardiovascular disease; infections; mental-health conditions; malignancies. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/rheumatoid.htm. Consult with your healthcare provider and discuss how myMAR can provide support your medication action plan.
Treatment involves the long term use of controller medications to help prevent asthma attacks. Most people with asthma need daily treatment to keep airways less inflamed and less likely to react to triggers. With myMAR reminder service supporting your medication action plan; ER visits, hospitalizations, sleep issues, and lost time from work and school can be better controlled.
+ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
A child with ASD may not respond in the same way to medications as typically developing children. You should work with a doctor who has experience treating children with ASD. Consult with your healthcare provider to see how reminders from myMAR can help you to maintain a structured medication action plan.
+ Birth Control Pill Management
Birth control pills have been found to be highly effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies when used properly. However, contraceptive users account for approximately 600,000 unplanned pregnancies annually, due to improper usage. The USDA estimates that first year expenses for a middle income child to be $12,000, if you’re not financially ready for parenthood; invest in myMAR for.
Diabetics require a complex and regimented healthcare therapy plan. A recent Center for Disease Control report points out that 21% of the diabetic population does not have their condition under control. If not properly controlled; diabetes can cause serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Reduce your healthcare cost, ER visits, hospital stays, and complication risks by enrolling in the myMAR diabetic reminder service.
Epilepsy can be very challenging to manage according to the Center for Disease Control. They also state that “When seizures are not controlled, it increases the risk of injury, depression, anxiety, and death”. Several of the self-management steps that myMAR can help with include reminders to follow your medication schedule, to get enough sleep, and to stay in touch with friends and family. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/managing-epilepsy/index.htm.
+ Heart Disease
Heart Disease necessitates firm control over your health care plan and lifestyle. Treatment includes the use of long term medications to stabilize the condition and control symptoms. Reminders from myMAR can provide support needed to stay engaged in your medication strategy. This proactive approach can help reduce hospitalizations, ER visits, and reduce other associated medical issues.
Hypertension has no symptoms except in extreme cases and is often referred to as the “silent killer”. With the lack of symptoms, it is easy to forget about the need to adhere to a prescribed healthcare plan. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, kidney damage, eye damage, or metabolic syndrome. Help protect you from major medical issues by enrolling in a medication administration service provided by myMAR.
Medication adherence is very important for individuals with HIV/AIDS. Studies show that medications will be most successful in controlling HIV if you miss no more than one pill per month. It is best to develop a routine and to take medications at the same time each day. The Strategy for Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (SMART) is a government-funded study that looked into the possible impact of drug holidays on HIV treatment. This study found that taking planned holidays from drugs was dangerous and resulted in higher risks of getting sick or dying and having more problems with medications. Retrieved from https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/treatment-adherence/. When forgetting is not an option, myMAR is ready to provide the support when and where it is needed.
+ Kidney Disease
Kidney Disease can sometimes be treated but, is dependent on the underlying cause and often has no cure. In general; treatment consists of measures to help control signs and symptoms, reduce complications, and slow progression of the disease. Kidney disease complications can be controlled to make you more comfortable. Treatments may include: high blood pressure medications, medications to lower cholesterol levels, treat anemia, relieve swelling or fluid retention, and protect your bones. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/treatment/con-20026778. With the possibility of needing a complex medication treatment plan; adding a myMAR service plan would make sense.
+ Mental Disorder
Mental Disorder treatments depend on the type of mental illness you have, its severity and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best. Although psychiatric medications don't cure mental illness, they can significantly improve symptoms. Psychiatric medications can also help make other treatments; such as psychotherapy, more effective. The best medications for you will depend on your particular situation and how your body responds to the medication. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/treatment/con-20033813. Treatment plans can be greatly enhanced by taking medications at a structured interval and time. Consult a healthcare provider to see how myMAR could benefit your treatment plan.
+ Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis has no known cure at this time, but there are treatments that may slow the progression of this disease. Medication can slow down the disease symptoms and help maintain a normal quality of life. Let myMAR services help you or a loved one deal with the complex medication requirements needed to deal with this disease.
Osteoporosis medicines work in different ways. A person with severe bone loss or a broken bone may take a different medicine than a person with less bone loss. Depending on the medication; they can be taken every day, once a week, once a month, several times a year or even once a year. It’s also important to keep in mind that no two people are the same. How well a medicine works, or what side effects it may cause can vary from one person to the next. Retrieved from http://nof.org/articles/21. Using myMAR allows the user to control timing, duration, and adherence variables that can occur during the execution of a medication action plan.
+ Parkinson's Disease
Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.
Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally. - Retrieved from http://www.pdf.org/en/about_pd
There are many medications available to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s, although none yet that actually reverse the effects of the disease. It is common for people with PD to take a variety of these medications – all at different doses and at different times of day – in order to manage the symptoms of the disease.
While keeping track of medications can be a challenging task, understanding your medications and sticking to a schedule will provide the greatest benefit from the drugs and avoid unpleasant “off” periods due to missed doses. - Retrieved from http://www.pdf.org/en/meds_treatments
Contact myMAR at email@example.com to discuss a reminder service that can support the medication plan developed by your Healthcare provider.
+ Senior Care
Senior Care is a unique and complex issue that impacts seniors who are self-managing their medication plan(s) or children who are now attempting to manage a parent’s wellness plan. Seniors average 7.9 medications per day and it is not unusual to have their medication plan changed during a doctor’s visit. Using a myMAR reminder plan will provided support and encouragement for a Senior Citizen to follow the wellness plan developed by their healthcare provider(s) In addition to medication plans, there are life activity schedules that can be extremely helpful in delaying the need for assisted living placement. Investing in a myMAR service plan could help a Senior Citizen save thousands of dollars every year.
Tuberculosis medications are the cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment. But treating TB takes much longer than treating other types of bacterial infections. With tuberculosis, you must take antibiotics for at least six to nine months. The exact drugs and length of treatment depend on your age, overall health, possible drug resistance, the form of TB (latent or active) and the infection's location in the body. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/risk-factors/con-20021761. Contact myMAR at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a reminder plan that can support the Tuberculosis treatment plan that was developed by your Healthcare provider.