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Medication Safety

Research suggests that taking more than four prescription medications can put you at risk for a fall because the possibility of drug interaction increases with the number of medications used.

Medication SafetyHere are some tips:

  • Keep an up-to-date list of your medications and know their purpose
  • Use one pharmacy for all of your medication needs
  • Make sure your pharmacist and doctor are aware of all of the prescription, over the counter and herbal medications you are taking
  • Review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist every six months
  • Take your medications as directed
  • Check the expiry dates on your medications and dispose of any outdated, unused medications by returning them to your pharmacy



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Revised: January 15, 2014


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