Dr Maryam Sajjad, Dr Maryam Ahmad, Komal Pervaiz
Objective: The main aim of this research work was to examine the various features influencing the medication adherence to oral iron treatment among patients suffering from IDA (Iron Deficiency Anemia). Methodology: Collection of the data carried out on a well-organized questionnaire Performa. A sum of total ninety-six female patients in their fertile age with an average age of 30.0 ±10.10 years who got admission in Jinnah Hospital Lahore from December 2015 to March 2019 were the participants of this current research work. All these patients received oral iron therapy in the duration of this research work. Results: There was discovery of strong association between non-adherence to treatment and weight gain &gastro-intestinal side effects with P value of less than 0.050. Out of total patients, 40.60% (n: 39) patients were identified with not using their medication on regular basis or in the recommended duration. Conclusion: The most vital causes were gastro-intestinal side effects and gain of weight under impact of this treatment. There was deficiency of medication adherence among patients suffering from IDA. KEY WORDS: Medication, side effects, IDA, gastro-intestinal, average, Performa, association, adherence, questionnaire, weight gain.