Caring-for-Aging-Parents.com has used its studies to inform the elderly on medications. We all know that drugs play a major role in improving health and extending or saving lives, when used properly. Improper use on the other hand, can cause serious or fatal problems. One of the major causes of improper usages is the involvement of more than one doctor in prescribing medications and more than one pharmacist dispensing them. Below are the are the top reasons that support this:
1 – Lack of full information
2 – Only aware of those meds they have prescribed or dispensed
3 – No knowledge of different drugs and their interactions
Because of this issue alone, many seniors are overly or incorrectly medicated. It becomes absolutely imperative that all caregivers, professional or family, become informed on all the medications their loved one is taking and the possible interactions of these drugs.