Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizens review medications ’

SENIORS LEARN TO AVOID DRUG REACTIONS

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Avoiding drug reactions is necessary for senior citizens to protect themselves and their good health.  Patricia Barry writes for AARP regularly, and offers seniors a lot of good advice about health issues.  In the September, 2011, AARP Bulletin, she has an excellent article on The Side Effects of [...]



Seniors Review Prescriptons and Medications, Salves and Ointments

Aug 4th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Prescriptions, Medications, Salves and Ointments, how many can we tolerate? How many can we afford? The physcian is ready to write the script, the pharmacy quick to fill it, but how many do we really need? When is too much too many? How do we manage the quantity and the variety of medications which are supposed to address and attack various conditions in our system? Is there ever an inventory, after having been on such a number of various prescriptions, when the question is raised: “Are these really needed any longer?”

Recommendation: Before refilling a prescription, inquire of your physician the necessity of continuing that particular medication.

Recommendation: At least once annually, maybe at the time of your annual physical, review all meds being prescribed and taken. Determine whether there are