maintenance drug therapy

main·te·nance drug ther·a·py

in chemotherapy, systematic dosage at a level that maintains protection against exacerbation.

maintenance drug therapy

The continued administration of a therapeutic agent, at the lowest dose possible to achieve maximum effect, so as to prevent relapse or worsening of the symptoms of the condition being treated.

main·te·nance drug ther·a·py

(māntĕ-năns drŭg thāră-pē)
In chemotherapy, systematic dosage at a level that maintains protection against exacerbation.

main·te·nance drug ther·a·py

(māntĕ-năns drŭg thāră-pē)
In pharmacotherapy, systematic dosage at a level that maintains protection against exacerbation of disease.
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Adherence is the most crucial modifiable factor that impacts quality and cost of care, according to Leonard, as one in three patients discontinue their maintenance drug therapy after their first prescription is filled.
It's generally a chronic condition, and although medication labels generally recommend a finite duration of treatment, experts recognize that many patients with GERD need ongoing maintenance drug therapy.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 7% of American adults every day and about 40% at least weekly It's generally a chronic condition, and although medication labels generally recommend a finite duration of treatment, experts recognize that many patients with GERD need ongoing maintenance drug therapy.

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