Concerns over too many medicines


It seems that there’s a medicine today to alleviate or cure nearly everything that ails us, but a recent article explains how interactions among multiple drugs can cause unwanted and even dangerous side effects.

Dizziness, drowsiness and digestive problems are common side effects from some of the drugs this man is taking. Trying to treat adverse reactions with more drugs increases the likelihood that an older person will experience a serious complication that may lead to hospitalization.

Make sure that your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medications that you’re taking.

(Photo by swimboy1 via Flickr)

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