As we age, it’s common to start taking more medications to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to adjust their prescription-taking habits to accommodate this increase in drugs. According to Cleveland Seniors, a Web site that offers helpful tips to senior citizens, older people should be careful about the combination and amount of medication they take. Seniors are more likely to experience adverse effects from medicines, and many drugs prescribed for younger people are not safe for older adults, including Valium and Darvon.
If you currently have prescriptions, make sure you read the labels carefully and ask your doctor about any possible side effects. It’s important to be aware of any negative consequences so you can change medications if any problems arise. If you have trouble reading the labels, request large-print type on your next cases. It’s dangerous to guess which medicines are which, so make sure you keep your pills labeled clearly… (American Health Advantage)