“The average senior citizen uses more than five different medications each day. This does not count nonprescription (over-the-counter drugs). As many as 90% of seniors also use herbal remedies and vitamins. While there is risk associated with each type of medication – including side effects, allergic reactions or interactions with food, alcohol or other drugs – the risk is magnified in seniors as they are typically more sensitive to these effects”, says Seymour Ehrenpreis and Eli D. Ehrenpreis.
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