Health & Fitness

July 1, 2013

Doc Talk: Medication use gets more complicated for seniors

Adverse effects of multiple medication use are very common and complex, especially among the elderly. A recent study found that 12 percent of people over the age of 65 took more than 10 medications and 23 percent took five or more. Problems related to multiple medication use can include unwanted side effects, metabolism of the medications, high costs and interactions among medications.

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