This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/Patients-and-Visitors/patient-safety/patient-safety/reducing-patient-falls/medicines.htm
Date: 21 September 2023
As we age our sensitivity to taking medicines may increase. In later life, any confusion linked to taking medicines such as taking the wrong dose or taking medicines at the wrong time of day can be enough to result in a fall.
Make sure you understand what your medicines are for and that you are taking them at the right time and the right dose. Your pharmacist will be able to help identify strategies to ensure medicines are taken correctly.