Category: Medication Management

Making the Most of Your Doctors’ Visits

Playing an active role in your health

A visit to the doctor can sometimes mean spending more time in the waiting room than talking with your doctor. We all know how busy doctors are and, by the time your exam is finished, there may be little time for questions about your condition or the medications you are taking or being prescribed. Playing an active role in your health by being prepared for your visit can actually make it easier to ask the right questions about your diagnosis and medications. Here are some tips to help make the most of each visit. (more…)

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Getting to Know Your Medications

Tips for avoiding harmful interactions and tracking your medications

More than half of American Medicare beneficiaries take 5 or more prescription drugs on a regular basis. One in 4 take between 10 and 19 pills each day. It’s no wonder that harmful drug interactions are a major worry for many seniors. Managing so many medications can take a toll on both your health and your wallet. (more…)

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More Meds, More Docs, More Problems

Managing more than one prescription drug

How many medications do you take each day? The average senior takes 6 different medications. As you take more medications, you put yourself at risk for a harmful drug interaction. (more…)

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