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Older adults and people with long-term diseases often need to take a lot of pills.
That can cause problems. If you take more than one medicine that works the same way, you could get too high a dose. And sometimes medicines work against each other.
It's important to ask every doctor you visit to look at your complete list of medicines.
The more medicines you take, the greater your chance of having problems. Problems may be more likely if:
If you're taking a lot of medicines, here are some things you can do to avoid problems.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineTheresa O'Young PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Theresa O'Young PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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