Treatment compliance

The expression "good compliance" describes the fact that the medical prescription is respected, whether it is a medical treatment, taken in correct doses and regularly, or other prescriptions such as a diet, or respecting an appointment with the doctor. "Poor compliance" describes medical prescriptions that are not respected and medical treatment that is not taken regularly.
Treatment for Wilson's disease is a life-long therapy. The effectiveness and side effects of treatment will be monitored at regular hospital follow-up visits which include blood and urine tests. If taken correctly and continuously (good compliance) treatment is very effective. If doses are missed regularly or treatment stopped for a period of time (poor compliance), the liver and/or brain may be permanently damaged before any problems are noticed.