Did you know that, on average, people over 65 take 14 – 18 prescription medications a year? Medications can be helpful in so many cases that it can be difficult to remember that drugs also have the potential to worsen, or even cause, health problems.
Seniors are more likely to have side effects because they can be more sensitive to certain medications. Plus, taking multiple medications increases the chances of having serious side effects or interactions.
Unless your older adult’s doctor spends most of their time treating seniors, they may not be aware that drugs can affect older adults differently. We found a clear and simple list of 10 medications seniors should avoid or use with caution.
– Daily Caring