Are your medications making you sick?

It is common for older adults to be taking medications that are bad for the brain, or increase falls, or otherwise just aren’t worth the risk to an aging person’s health. If you are taking several (more than 5) medications, it is worth reviewing medications you are on, how they interact, and weighing the risks and rewards.

Inappropriate prescriptions are those where the risks outweigh the benefits, and safer alternative treatments with greater or equal efficacy for the same condition exist.

Risky medications are associated with higher incidence of medication-related harms such as memory problems, falls and fractures. 

Work with your provider and pharmacist to review medications that might doing more harm than good.

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