Dec 05

Taking too many medications? It may be time to de-prescribe

By MD for Seniors

It's common for seniors to see more than one physician, which may be the reason they're taking too many prescriptions.

The benefits of prescription drugs are well known, such as promoting general wellness and warding off disease and infection.

But taking multiple prescriptions at once may be more harmful than you think. The mixed reaction can cause dangerous side effects and produce a result that’s worse than what you were dealing with in the first place. How can you keep yourself from experiencing the backlash of taking too many prescriptions? Doctors and clinical researchers told NBC News the answer is to get de-prescribed.

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