what if it was your medicine?
So what drugs are we talking about? These are in particular drugs acting on the nervous system by causing or aggravating psychic or neurological disorders by sedative effects or confusion, memory or motor disorders (medicines acting on the nervous system, antiepileptics, painkillers, those against incontinence);Some cause or aggravate dizziness (cytotoxics, antibiotics, antituberculous);Others act on the cardiovascular system, lower blood pressure or cause discomfort (medicines against hypertension or symptoms of hypertrophy of the prostate, antiparkinsonians, diabetes medications such as gliflozins); Some cause heart function disorders (antimalarials, antiarrhythmics, etc.), water or electrolyte disorders (diuretics, laxatives, etc.), sugar level disturbances blood or other fall-causing disorders (anaemia, heart rhythm disorders, damage to muscles and tendons ).
This is why it is important to regularly re-examine the real interest of each prescription drug to consider a reduction in dosage, or even a scheduled stop to avoid the occurrence of falls with their complications. Especially when the person is already at high risk: those with a history of falling, bothered by a visual deficit, urinary incontinence or functional disability.
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