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Using your medicines wisely

Using your medicines wisely

a guide for the elderly.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Rockville, Md. (5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857), Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older people -- United States -- Drug use.,
  • Geriatrics.,
  • Drug Therapy -- in old age,
  • Drug Therapy -- education

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesDHEW publication -- no. (ADM) 80-705
    ContributionsCenter for Human Services (Washington, D.C.), National Institute on Drug Abuse.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p. ;
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16622411M

    Choosing Wisely: Things We Do For No Reason. the World Health Organization lists docusate as an “essential medicine,” reinforcing the notion that it is effective. 11 Discuss de-prescription for patients using docusate prior to admission. Remove docusate from your hospital formulary. Keep an up-to-date list of all your prescription and non-prescription medicines. Take this list to all your medical appointments. Ask your pharmacist about easy ways to organize your medications. Take your expired or unused medications to your pharmacy for safe disposal.

    Using Medication Wisely; Using Medication Wisely Improper drug use is a major problem of the aging population. Because the elderly often suffer from a number of chronic conditions they are likely to take more medications than others. Bring all the medicine your parent is using or bring a written list of all of them, including non. provides accurate and independent information on more t prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 4 May ), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4 May ), Wolters Kluwer™ .

    ” (Read my comments on this book here.) You can also find great tips in one of the many online communities for dementia caregivers. 3. “Avoid using medications to achieve hemoglobin A1c. Medicines can treat diseases and improve your health. If you are like most people, you need to take medicine at some point in your life. You may need to take medicine every day, or you may only need to take medicine once in a while. Either way, you want to make sure that your medicines are safe, and that they will help you get better.


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Use Medicines Wisely 1. Ask Questions. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to tell you the facts about each medicine you take. What is the 2. Keep a Medicine List. Write down the important facts about each medicine you take. List each prescription medicine.

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Health care professionals need accurate and reliable information on how our medicines. Using. Your. Medicines Wisely: A Guide for the Elderly DO Using medications properly concerns each of us personally.

Misuse of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs can lead to pennanent damage and, in some cases, death. The Office for Substance Abuse Prevention revised this book.

Using Your Medicines Wisely BY CURTIS SIU, MD INTERNAL MEDICINE ph f Medicines play a very important role in the health of seniors in the United States. They help prevent ill-ness and disability and improve the quality of life, so that people of all ages can participate in the activities.

Use Medicines Wisely. Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a healthier life. When used incorrectly, medicines can also cause serious health problems.

Many of these problems. 9_Using Medicines Created Date: 9/30/ PM. Medicines information (MI) can be defined as the provision of unbiased, evidence-based and critically evaluated information about medicines, in an attempt to improve patient care.

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The Sensible Use of Medication. Do not use outdated drugs. Buy from a reputable source. Do not buy from street peddlers. Make sure you understand and follow the instructions. Don’t use drugs prescribed for another person. Don’t insist on injections. Drugs. Tips for Using Medicines Wisely Other Things That Can Help with Safe Medicine Use.

If your medicine causes side effects you did not expect, or if. The PSA provides several tips to encourage the public to safely use their prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

The PSA will be launched during October. Taking medicine does not mean that you’re not putting your trust and faith in Christ. God can use medicine to heal us. We live by faith and not by sight.

God is always behind the scenes working. Pray that God will heal you. Trust in Him alone to help you and always remember to use never abuse. Quotes. Prayer is the best medicine.

God is the. a medicine that can be obtained legally only with a doctor's written prescription. side effect. a reaction to a medicine other than one intended. tolerance. the body's need for larger and larger amounts of a drug to produce the same effect.

medicine misuse. taking medicine in a way that is not intended. medicine. Use one pharmacy so your pharmacist can track your medicines and spot possible interactions.

Talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before you stop or add medicines. Managing your medicines wisely means taking the right dose at the right time and in the right way.

It's worth the effort. It can help you gain better control of your health. And improve the quality of your life. Use Over-the- Counter Medicines Wisely Published by Guset User, Description: How You Can Be MedWise When taken as directed, OTCs are safe and effective, but like prescription medicines, they must be taken with care.

"Using medicines wisely will help to reduce that risk," said Henney. An estimated 2 million Americans are hospitalized annually from drug side effects, anddie.Tell your doctor about any medication side effects you experience.

Before taking over-the-counter medications, read the labels carefully. They may contain ingredients you don’t want or shouldn’t take. Your pharmacist will help you select the right product. Ask questions if you have doubts or concerns about your medications.PSA has released Choosing Wisely, a list of recommendations for healthcare professionals to ensure the safe use of medicines.