Medicines

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. 

  • Your medicines should be reviewed at least once a year by your GP or pharmacist to check your prescription is correct.
  • Always let your GP or pharmacist know if you have difficulty taking your medicines, for example if they become difficult to swallow.

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.

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