Leon Medical Centers Blog

nuchyleeIf you are a senior citizen or a caregiver you are dealing with a big amount of medicines. Aren’t you? This is something to take care about.

“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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