Patients' compliance in pulmonary drug delivery systems in Mirpur
AuthorFaruqe, Abdullah Al
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Patients’ compliance in pulmonary drug delivery system is an important factor, which reflects the disease management and affects the overall therapeutic outcome of the medication. The objective of this study was to evaluate the patients’ compliance in pulmonary drug delivery systems in Mirpur. This study was conducted with 150 patients in Mirpur who were suffering from pulmonary diseases and using inhalation dosage forms such as MDI, DPI or nebulizers as their medication. All the preferences were measured regardless of age, marital status or gender. It was found that the highest number of patients (34%) are using the MDI as their current inhalation device followed by DPI (30%) and nebulizer 6% respectively. Moreover, many patients were prescribed to use combination of different type of devices. Moreover, based on the ease of use and cost effectiveness patients prefer the MDI over any other type of inhalers.