Norwegian patients on generic antihypertensive drugs: a qualitative study of their own experiences

@inproceedings{Toverud2010NorwegianPO,
  title={Norwegian patients on generic antihypertensive drugs: a qualitative study of their own experiences},
  author={E. -L. Toverud and Anne Kjersti R\oise and Grete Hogstad and Inger Wab\o},
  booktitle={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2010}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate experiences with and attitudes toward generic substitution in patients on antihypertensive medication. Study participants were 22 patients from pharmacies in Oslo who had taken brand antihypertensive products as well as substituted generic products. Five focus- group discussions were held. Only a few participants claimed to take their medications as prescribed. Most reported low drug adherence before and after generic substitution. Fourteen said that… CONTINUE READING
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