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Health Tip: Medication Suggestions for Older Adults
Be safer when taking your meds

(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult and confusing for older adults to manage an ever-growing list of medications and supplements.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests:

  • Take only medications and supplements recommended by your doctor.
  • Keep a medication and supplement list, and share this information with all doctors and caregivers.
  • Be aware of potential drug/supplement interactions and side effects. If you have a question or are unsure, ask your doctor.
  • Review all medications and supplements with your doctor at your annual physical.

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