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Overcompliance with a Medication

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for possible overcompliance in taking a medication.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects, compliance/adherence

ICD-10:

Z86.4

Description:

Overcompliance refers to a patient taking more than the prescribed amount of medication. This can cause the patient to have adverse effects related to overdosage. It can also be an expensive habit with some drugs.

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