Taking medications is a fact of life for most of us and yet, taking medications as prescribed is not a fact of life for at least 50% of people who do NOT follow their doctor's orders for prescription medications.
The cost of medications is staggering.
The cost of not taking medications as prescribed is even greater.
Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that older people become active participants in the decisions that are being made regarding their medications.
It is also imperative that ALL people, regardless of age, follow their doctor's orders for prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Below is a handy checklist of medication safety tips that may help you avoid an adverse event. You may find it helpful to post it in an easily accessible area.
Your health and quality of life are often determined by what medicines you take and how you take them. Should you need assistance in obtaining your medications or in remembering to take your medications, please contact Arcadia at 866-224-7541. Remember, you can reduce your risk of adverse reactions by being involved and active in decisions made about YOUR medications.