Adherence Fact Sheet

Lack of adherence: a global issue

The problem of adherence to therapy has emerged as a significant challenge to the successful management of
osteoporosis.
  1. After six months, more than a fifth of patients stop taking their osteoporosis treatment.1
  2. After one year, over half of patients prescribed a once-weekly bisphosphonate stop treatment.1,2,3
  3. After two years, over two thirds of patients on a daily treatment are likely to have stopped taking their therapy.4
When treatment is taken as recommended, it may reduce the risk of vertebral fractures by up to 65% and of non-vertebral fractures by up to 53%.

 

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