Millions of Americans purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medications without a second thought. But just because a drug can be obtained without a prescription doesn’t mean it is necessarily safe—especially if it’s taken in combination with prescription medications.
Adverse drug effects can occur in any patient, but older adults are especially susceptible. They often take multiple drugs and have age-related changes in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics—both of which increase the risk of adverse effects. And for elderly people, these effects can be serious: oversedation, confusion, hallucinations, falls, and bleeding.
This is a great article that will make people aware of drug interactions. I highly recommend that you read the entire article. Please click here to see the entire article.
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