How to help seniors manage medication

How to help seniors manage medication

1. Make sure the pharmacy label says why you are taking the prescription

2. Create and maintain an up-to-date medication list

3. Bring a medications list – or the medications themselves – to the doctor with you

4. Ask your provider if the dosage is age-appropriate

5. Talk to the pharmacist and ask questions

6. Get a second opinion if you are uncertain

7. Be aware of medications deemed unsafe for the elderly

8. Know the side effect profile of your medications

9. Tell your provider about any previous adverse drug effects

10. Closely monitor medication compliance in the cognitively impaired

11. Minimize the number of providers and pharmacists you use

12. Check on prescriber behavior in Prescriber Checkup

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