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.