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View from inside the medicine cabinet - pill bottles obscure view of older adult looking at one vial of medications.

Age-related changes can affect the way our bodies process and respond to medications, which can increase the chance of medication side effects. While medications can be lifesaving, taking too many might cause problems.

  • Understand what all medications are doing for you. If you have any concerns, talk with your healthcare team.
  • Ask your health care team to assess how your medicines interact with each other.
  • Tell your providers about any over-the-counter medicine or natural remedies you take.