March 04, 2004

Slow Release Meds

New technology facilitates Meds adherence for patients

This looks like it could help people with schizophrenia quite a lot - you only need to remember to take your meds once every two weeks. Watch for it soon.

(Source: MIT News Release) "New drug delivery systems can keep drugs at desirable levels in the body and avoid the need for frequent doses, which can help patients better adhere to their therapy regimen, according to Robert S. Langer, Ph.D."

"Polymers for delivering drugs in patients with schizophrenia have just been approved by the FDA," Dr. Langer stated. "These patients previously had to take a pill daily to control their symptoms--now they can take the drug every two weeks. Polymers that continuously release medications to treat alcoholism and diabetes are currently in clinical trials."


Can these drugs help the elderly (93 years old) with dementia and angry outbursts?
And can they be used with the polymers?

Posted by: Mary at February 6, 2008 10:00 PM

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