Study: Patients on dialysis report medication as ‘a necessary evil’

Patients who are on dialysis consider polypharmacy as “a necessary evil,” even when they do not notice positive effects, according to results of a study published in Kidney Medicine.
Common complaints among patients included unpleasant sensations while taking their medication, negative adverse events and feeling like their nephrologist did not understand their concerns about their medication.
“Patients must contend with different burdensome aspects of medication, like logistical issues, side effects, and feelings of shame, dependency and internalized resistance, which can

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