Certain medications or combinations of medications (prescription AND over-the-counter medications) can increase the risk of falling.  

Being informed about the medications and the amount of medications you or your loved one take can ensure an independent, active lifestyle!

 

You Can Do Something Now:

  1. Educate yourself on which medications or combination of medications can increase a risk of falling.
  2. Make a list of all the medications (over-the-counter and prescription) you or your loved one are taking and keep it updated.
  3. Do not stop or change the dosage of any medicine without talking to your pharmacist and doctor.
  4. Talk with your pharmacist and doctor about your medications and how you want to prevent a fall.