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More Tips for New Jersey Seniors and Medications
The rule when buying from Internet pharmacies is not to purchase anything:
- Without a proper medical examination
- Stay away from medications that are not FDA-approvedÂ
- Avoid sites that do not require a written prescription
- Resist claims of â€œnew curesâ€ or â€œamazing resultsâ€
How can you reduce the likelihood of adverse interactions? You can start by following these practices:
â€¢ Always read the label
â€¢ Follow directions exactly
â€¢ Drink a full glass of water and do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking medication
â€¢ Take medication in a well-lit room
â€¢ Only take medications that are prescribed for you
â€¢ Look for single ingredient products
â€¢ Do not take over-the-counter drugs without first consulting with your physician or pharmacist
â€¢ Discard any expired medications
â€¢ Keep a record of all prescription, over-the-counter drugs, herbs and vitamins
â€¢ Use one pharmacy
â€¢ Contact your primary care provider or pharmacist if you have any problems with your medicines
Many seniors not only are likely to take different medications but also see a variety of specialists who may prescribe medications without a full knowledge of what else they are taking. This can put your at further risk of taking multiple medications that may interact adversely. As a result, consider discussing your medication use with a geriatric specialist or a pharmacist.
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