Patient sheet: Tips for avoiding problems with polypharmacy

Hogan, David B.; Kwan, Marilyn
October 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/10/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 8, p875
Academic Journal
The article presents tips on avoiding problems with polypharmacy. To minimize elders' risk of adverse reactions when taking multiple drugs, they should know their medications' name, intake frequency and side effects. Proper communication with their doctors and pharmacists of all the drugs they take including over-the-counter drugs should also be done.


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