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Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. If you’re taking any of the following drugs, ask your doctor whether there are safer alternatives.
Ultraviolet light from the sun can make chemicals in some drugs interact with skin, leading to tissue damage. Here are some common sun-sensitizing drugs.
Some prescription drugs can cause side effects that lead to gait and balance changes, especially if you take four or more a day. Here’s a list of some.
If you’ve ever had a bad reaction to a food, supplement, or beauty product and wanted to learn more, the FDA is making it easier to find that information.
Here’s what you need to know about packing your prescription drugs before you head off on your next trip.
One in six older adults are at risk of a major drug-drug interaction. Here’s what you need to know to lower your risk.
Your local pharmacist is trained to help you with medication issues: side effects and interactions you’re most likely to encounter.
For people ages 65 and older, drug safety takes on special importance. Older adults are more likely to experience side effects from prescription drugs than young people are, partly because of physiological changes in the body that commonly accompany ...
Bad reactions to medications result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Increasingly, Americans are using generic drugs: More than 80 percent of prescriptions in the United States are now for generics.