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Struggling with Medication Adherence

Reasons Why People Struggle with Medication Adherence

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Medication adherence is like a bridge connecting us to better health outcomes. It plays a crucial role in managing health conditions effectively. However, it’s no secret that many people struggle with adhering to their medication regimens. In India, where medication non-adherence is alarmingly prevalent, understanding the barriers individuals face becomes essential. 50% of Indian people do not follow the prescription, as per Economic Times. 

Let us explore the top reasons behind medication non-adherence and how PillUp, can help individuals overcome these barriers and improve adherence. Without any further ado let’s dive in and uncover the obstacles on the path to better health.

Lack of Awareness and Understanding

Have you tried to follow a map without knowing where you’re going or being blindfolded? Similarly, a lack of awareness of why medication adherence can lead individuals astray. Many people underestimate the significance of taking medications as prescribed, which can result in non-adherence.

Patient education and clear communication from healthcare professionals are the solutions in this case. Let us share a real-life example to illustrate the impact of this lack of understanding.

Meet Sunil Mohan, a busy farmer, who has to juggle multiple responsibilities. His hectic schedule and lack of information forced him to push his medications to the backseat. He was not fully aware of the consequences of skipping his medications. 

As a result of Mr. Sunil Mohan’s lack of understanding and awareness regarding the importance of medication adherence, he began experiencing worsening symptoms related to his health condition. His initial disregard for his prescribed medications led to a decline in his overall well-being.

Forgetfulness and Busy Lifestyles

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to forget even the most important tasks, including taking medications. Busy schedules, constant distractions, and multiple responsibilities contribute to this barrier. The repercussions of forgetfulness can be detrimental, leading to missed doses and compromised health outcomes. 

Coming back to Mr. Sunil Mohan. Since he started using PillUp, his life has taken a turn for the better medication plan . Our pre-sorted medications service ensures that Mr. Mohan never forgets his diabetes medications, despite his demanding routine. The medications are conveniently sorted by time and date into easy-to-tear pouches, ready for consumption. No more rummaging through pill bottles or setting multiple alarms.

The Complexity of Medication Regimens

Managing multiple medications, complex dosing schedules, and potential side effects can be overwhelming. This complexity poses a significant barrier to medication adherence. Individuals may find it challenging to stay organized and remember all the necessary instructions. Pharmacists and doctors can provide clear instructions for patients so that they can follow them with ease.

With our pre-sorted medications service, PillUp takes the complexity out of managing medications. The individual labeled and sorted medication packets by day and time, scroll out smoothly, ensuring that you never miss a dose or take the wrong medication. This seamless process eliminates confusion and improves adherence.

Cost and Affordability

Financial constraints can be a significant roadblock to medication adherence. Many individuals struggle to afford the medications they need, leading to non-adherence. The solution here is to switch to generic medicines or find cheaper alternatives. But you don’t have to skip the medicines due to cost issues.

Side Effects and Fear

Sometimes, the fear of experiencing side effects can deter individuals from taking their medications as prescribed. You can avoid it by taking steps to be well-informed either by learning about the medication or by talking to a doctor.  

Lack of Support and Accountability

Having a support system in place is invaluable when it comes to medication adherence. Without support and accountability, it’s easier to slip up and veer off course. We recognize the importance of fostering a sense of support and accountability for individuals.

Therefore, through our mobile app, we provide reminders and notifications via WhatsApp, calls, and app notifications. Our goal is to be there for you every step of the way, ensuring that you stay on track with your medication regimen. We care about your well-being, and we’re committed to being your reliable partner in health.

How Can PillUp Help?

PillUp, an e-pharmacy and mobile app designed with your well-being in mind, is dedicated to improving medication adherence and helping you overcome these barriers. Our pre-sorted medications service, supervised by pharmacists, simplifies your medication regimen and reduces the chances of missed doses. With personalized reminders and notifications, PillUp ensures you stay on track, even amidst the chaos of a busy lifestyle.


Understanding the barriers that hinder medication adherence is the first step toward overcoming them. By addressing the lack of awareness, forgetfulness, complexity, cost, fear, lack of support, and language barriers, we can empower individuals to take control of their health. Pillup is here to guide you on this journey, providing innovative solutions, personalized care, and unwavering support.