As you get older, often, so does the number of medications and supplements consumed.
Medication and supplements or herbal remedies might not be top of mind when you think of the risk of falling, but the cocktail of medications can have serious side effects such as sedation, confusion, and loss of balance.
The combination of both over-the-counter and prescribed drugs can increase the risk of falling. That’s why pharmacists play an important part in any fall prevention strategy. When you pick up your medications, use the opportunity to ask questions and get counseled on any side effects you’re experiencing. Also, tell your doctor about all your medicines, supplements, or herbal remedies.