Seniors and medication

Seniors: beware of incompatible medicines

The use of medicines becomes almost inevitable and regular from the age of sixty. As a consequence of this phenomenon, seniors aged 65 currently take an average of 3.6 drugs daily and this figure rises to 4.6 for people aged…

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Drugs that increase mortality in the elderly

Many seniors are currently taking too many drugs, and some are even addicted to certain drugs prescribed by their doctors. Many of the drugs taken regularly have been shown to cause problems with balance, vision, memory, muscle weakness and incoherent…

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Monitoring medication use in older people

In France, more than 90% of people over the age of 80 take an average of ten tablets of medication per day. Prescriptions are therefore very often too long and increase the risk of accidents linked to excessive consumption of…

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Why older people take too many medicines

The overuse of drugs by the elderly is a fact of life. Seniors have become drug addicts, with an average of ten different drugs taken by people over 80. This greatly increases the risk of drug-related accidents. Many doctors denounce…

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