Drug Dosing Confuses the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2024


Many older patients, who take an average of seven medications a day, get confused by the vague instructions on the prescription bottles and they don’t take their medicines properly.  Even well educated people may have some low “health literacy skills.”  Patients often think they aren’t supposed to take their medications at the same time.  If your prescription bottle tells you “Take one pill 4 times a day, does that mean take one pill every six hours, or take it 4 times during the hours you are awake?  What about taking different medications at the same time? Can it be dangerous?  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss just how and when medication should be taken.

Drug Dosing Confuses the Elderly (Audio)

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