Caution: Seniors Should Avoid These Medications

Caution: Seniors Should Avoid These Medications

As we get older, our chances of experiencing unwanted drug side-effects increase along with our required medications.

So, to help our clients make better-informed decisions regarding their medications – and lowering their risks of overmedication – Bonum Home Health Services your friend and provider of home health services in Burbank CA, has compiled this list of medications that the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation warn seniors to be wary of.

  • NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).These drugs can increase a person’s risks of developing bleeding stomach ulcers. They can also cause a spike in blood pressure, which can affect kidney functions, and make heart failure worse.
  • Certain Diabetes Drugs (e.g., Glyburide and Chlorpropamide).They can cause blood sugar to dip into a dangerously low level.
  • Pain Reliever Meperidine.These can increase the chances of a senior to experience seizures and can cause confusion.
  • Certain Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products.
    If taken carelessly, these drugs can cause confusion, constipation, blurred vision, urination problems and dry mouth.

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Make sure that your senior loved ones are properly monitored with the help of responsible and dedicated medical home health care in CA.

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