Learn Not To Fall
MEDICATIONS
Sitting up or standing too quickly can lead to a fall.

Although medicines help you stay well, they can put you at risk for falling.

This is especially true if you are taking several medications several times a day. There are three reasons why:

  • Some drugs have side effects, and may make you feel dizzy, confused or otherwise less able to prevent a fall.
  • Two or more drugs may interact in a way that produces undesirable side effects.
  • Not following the doctor’s orders. Seniors might do this because they forget, or find their medication schedule too complicated, or are dismayed by the side effects.