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Polypharmacy Peril: Navigating the Maze of Medications and Supplements in the Golden Years

Polypharmacy Peril: Navigating the Maze of Medications and Supplements in the Golden Years

Polypharmacy, the use of multiple drugs and supplements, can be challenging to navigate, especially for elderly adults dealing with various health conditions. Understanding the nature, risks of polypharmacy, and developing management tactics can make the process safer. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements can be harmful if mixed inappropriately. To manage polypharmacy effectively, open communication with your healthcare provider is vital. Inform them about your medical history, allergies, and current medications or supplements. Using tools like pill boxes, alarms, and charts, along with keeping a comprehensive list of your medicines can aid in managing your medications. While balancing multiple medications can feel overwhelming, with clear communication, knowledge, and the right strategies, navigating polypharmacy can be achieved safely.

Full article here: https://medium.com/@lawsuithelpdesk/polypharmacy-peril-navigating-the-maze-of-medications-and-supplements-in-the-golden-years-b573c86f7d9e