Does the Polypill Improve Patient Adherence Compared to Its Individual Formulations? A Systematic Review

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Baumgartner , A , Drame , K , Geutjens , S & Airaksinen , M 2020 , ' Does the Polypill Improve Patient Adherence Compared to Its Individual Formulations? A Systematic Review ' , Pharmaceutics , vol. 12 , no. 2 , 190 . https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12020190

Title: Does the Polypill Improve Patient Adherence Compared to Its Individual Formulations? A Systematic Review
Author: Baumgartner, Ana; Drame, Katarina; Geutjens, Stijn; Airaksinen, Marja
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Date: 2020-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 55
Belongs to series: Pharmaceutics
ISSN: 1999-4923
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/314141
Abstract: Many patients, especially those with a high pill burden and multiple chronic illnesses, are less adherent to medication. In medication treatments utilizing polypills, this problem might be diminished since multiple drugs are fused into one formulation and, therefore, the therapy regimen is simplified. This systematic review summarized evidence to assess the effect of polypills on medication adherence. The following databases were searched for articles published between 1 January 2000, and 14 May 2019: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Scopus. Medication adherence was the only outcome assessed, regardless of the method of measuring it. Sixty-seven original peer-reviewed articles were selected. Adherence to polypill regimens was significantly higher in 56 articles (84%) compared to multiple pill regimens. This finding was also supported by the results of 13 out of 17 selected previously published systematic reviews and meta-analyses dealing with this topic. Adherence can be improved through the formulation of polypills, which is probably why the interest in researching them is growing. There are many polypills on the market, but the adherence studies so far focused mainly on a small range of medical conditions.
Subject: polypill
fixed-dose combination
adherence
systematic review
FIXED-DOSE COMBINATION
SINGLE-PILL COMBINATION
HEALTH-CARE UTILIZATION
ORAL ANTIDIABETIC THERAPY
QUALITY-OF-LIFE
HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS
MEDICATION ADHERENCE
CLINICAL-OUTCOMES
DUAL THERAPY
HIGH-RISK
317 Pharmacy
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