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Managing Medications | 5 Tips for your Daily Regimen!
Mar10

Managing Medications | 5 Tips for your Daily Regimen!

As we get older, medications may become more and more necessary in order to maintain our health. Yet for seniors, keeping an organized regimen is much more than remembering to take a multi-vitamin every morning. Managing medications for seniors is very important, and that can often mean planning ahead, being conscious of what you eat, and actively reviewing your medication’s labels to ensure safety. Here are 5 tips you can use...

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Polypharmacy Prevention for Seniors
Jan30

Polypharmacy Prevention for Seniors

Medications are no joke, and it is extremely important to make sure your senior is properly managing them. As age rises, it seems that the number of prescribed drugs also increases and polypharmacy prevention becomes more significant. Polypharmacy is the prescription of multiple medications for conditions and could lead to dangerous drug interactions and potential side effects. Taking multiple medications in elderly years is linked...

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Off-Label Drug Use: Dangerous Double Duty
Jan26

Off-Label Drug Use: Dangerous Double Duty

Though legal, off-label drug use refers to prescribing a drug to treat a condition or age group it is not approved for. It may also mean taking the medication in a dosage or form that is not FDA-approved. This is a fairly common practice among doctors with 1 in 5 prescriptions for off-label use. While off-label drug use is beneficial for treating some unapproved conditions, there are also many cases where there is a lack of evidence...

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6 Medication Mistakes That Seniors Make
Jan03

6 Medication Mistakes That Seniors Make

A National Institutes of Health study recently found that 40% of seniors aged 65 and older take five or more prescription medications, and 90% take at least one prescription. The same study found that as many of 55% of seniors take their medications incorrectly. Medication mistakes are actually very serious in many cases, so it’s important to be aware of the various ways that you or your loved one can make a mistake with his or her...

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