We realise how important your health is and understand that when you have the right information it can help you feel reassured. Knowledge about the medicines you’re taking can make you feel empowered. Have a look at our guidance on ways in which you can be an informed patient.
We’ve put together some questions you might like to consider asking when you speak with your healthcare professional and when you're at the doctors, the hospital or pharmacy. We also include some tips for when you’re taking your medication at home. We hope this advice will help you form good habits when taking your medication and help you to get the information and guidance you need.
Medicine compliance (also known as “adherence” or “concordance”) is about making sure you follow medical advice correctly. This includes taking your medicine as your doctor recommends – the right medicine, the right dose, at the right time and in the right way. We suggest some ways you can develop good habits when taking your medicine.
Fraudulent or counterfeit medicines are an issue which the whole pharmaceutical sector faces together. Medicine manufacturers and distributors are increasingly investing in countermeasures, such as traceability and authentication technologies, to try to minimise the impact of counterfeit drugs. See what Teva is doing to minimise the risk of counterfeiting and how you can be confident in Teva medicines.
By including general advice we hope that we have provided patients like you with answers to some of your questions. However, we realise that there may be other areas we haven’t covered which you need support with. With that in mind we’ve included some information about charities, patient organisations and other useful websites to help point you in the right direction.