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Medication Safety

Adults and Older Adult Adverse Drug Events

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description:

CDC offers information for seniors about avoiding adverse drug events such as overdose, negative side effects and interactions.


As You Age: You and Your Medicines

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

Consumer brochure with advice on drug interactions, saving money on your prescriptions, and working with your pharmacist to ensure drug safety.


Drugs A-Z

Source: AARP

Description:

AARP drug directory offers extensive information on individual medications, including interactions and side effects


Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Description:

Information on harmful drug/alcohol interactions; includes chart of specific drugs and possible reactions with alcohol.


Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

FDA offers information for seniors and family caregivers


Medicines: Use Them Safely

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online brochure covers medication safety in easy-to-understand language for seniors and caregivers. (Also available in Spanish.)


Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse

Source: National Institutes of Health Senior Health

Description:

Preventing, recognizing and treating substance abuse in older adults


Safe Use of Medicines

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Free booklet to download before your next doctor appointment