Monday, February 1, 2016

Pharex 15-Day Compliance Pouch: Value for Health, Value for Money

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When payday comes, there’s a life-changing investment for patients with high cholesterol.

Bad cholesterol, according to recent reports cited by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, is becoming a major health concern in the Philippines. In fact, it stated that high levels of bad cholesterol have been responsible for thousands of cardiovascular mortality in Asia.

In a separate report, the Food Nutrition Research Institute revealed that the risk of having high cholesterol increased with age, where the study’s respondents aged 50 to 58 were found to have the highest cholesterol levels at 48 percent and those aged 20 to 29 had borderline high to high cholesterol levels.

With this, Pharex HealthCorp., the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, introduces its unique 15-day Compliance Pouch to help Filipino patients with high levels of bad cholesterol improve their adherence to their therapy.

“Complying with the medication schedule prescribed by your doctor will go a long way in preventing the worst consequences of bad cholesterol,” said Tomas Luke Marcelo Agana III, president and CEO of Pharex. “However, most patients fail to follow their medication program because of the challenges that come with costs.”

With the new Pharex Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol, Filipinos may now conveniently adhere to their therapy without sacrificing their budget. This means that they may get the same effective, quality maintenance medicine that’s 50 percent more affordable. These quality medicines are available in a resealable foil pouch.

Agana said, “The new Compliance Pouch is meant for patients who are currently taking their prescribed medication to control their cholesterol levels, only that it promotes value-added savings. Now, patients may already take their medicine anytime, anywhere.”

The new 15-day Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol is designed for patients who have bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein (LDL). This type of cholesterol builds up in the walls of the arteries, causing them to harden or become narrower. When left untreated, this may lead to heart attack.

The prevention and control of bad cholesterol are essential to a person’s quality of life as these keep them from acquiring more chronic diseases that may come as a result of non-adherence to their therapy. Some of these health concerns include coronary heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney disease.

Controlling high blood pressure and bad cholesterol is an important leap forward in achieving the global target of reducing 25 percent of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 2025, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

To help address this global health concern, Agana said that patients need to play their parts by simply going through their medication adherence process.

“One way to do this is to take the prescribed medication according to the schedule intended by your doctor,” Agana added. “Medication adherence has always been an important pillar in going back to your normal life. Taking your prescription only when needed only puts you to more health risks in the long run.”

Agana concluded, “Taking your prescribed medication need not come at the expense of your health. With the new Pharex Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol, quality healthcare is now made affordable.”

For more information about the Pharex Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol, please contact 4338088 (local 820).

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