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Get the Facts
Fact Sheet: Prescription Medication Use by Older Adults
This fact sheet provides a quick reference for barriers for not taking medicines properly and the consequences of improper use.
Practical Tips and Tools
Medicines and You - A Guide for Older Adults
This helpful site from the FDA provides an overview of many of the issues faced by older adults about their medications.
My Medicines
Included in this brochure are important questions to ask about your medications and a place to write them down.
Medicines - Using Them Safely
Online Resources
Medications that Cause Depression
Includes some medications used to treat high blood pressure.
Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
If you purchase medications, visit this site to learn the Do's and Don'ts and avoid the pitfalls.
Consumer Education: What You Should Know About Buying and Using Drug Products
Buying medications online is a convenience. Generic drugs can help people save thousands of dollars each year. Visit this site to find valuable information from the FDA that will help ensure your safety against fraudulent web sites and products.
Division of Aging Services GeorgiaCares Program
GeorgiaCares is designed to educate and help seniors apply for all available low-cost prescription drug assistance programs. GeorgiaCares also provides counseling on all Medicare-related benefits.
a comprehensive website featuring information about prescription medications that are available or were previously available worldwide.  
Medication Misuse Among Older Adults
The causes of misuse of medications are many. This tip sheet from Ohio State University provides problems and possible solutions.
MUST for Seniors(tm)
An interactive program designed to give older adults and caregivers the tools and know how to avoid medication misuse, recognize and manage common side effects, and improve medicine use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid medication errors.
Polypharmacy in Older Adults
This article provides a good discussion of issues related to polypharmacy for older adults, families and caregivers, or healthcare professionals.
Taking Medication: Special Concerns in Older Adults
Here you will find an overview of some of the concerns older adults face when it comes to taking many medications.




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Site last reviewed: October 24, 2012

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