Prescription Drugs for People Over 50
Publications International, Limited, Jan 1, 2007 - Geriatric pharmacology - 608 pages
Older adults often take multiple medications and have unique concerns about prescription drugs. This book provides newly updated and detailed profiles of hundreds of the most commonly prescribed drugs for seniors.
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Taking medications correctly
Preventing side effects
Saving money on prescriptions
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acetaminophen allergic allopurinol bathroom or kitchen Brand Names capsules chest tightness cimetidine Commonly reported side constipation Contact your health-care diabetes diarrhea difficulty breathing digoxin Dosage Form dose and return dose as soon Drug to Take dry mouth enalapril food if stomach Form and Strength glaucoma glipizide glyburide headache health-care provider immediately hydrochlorothiazide ibuprofen insulin itching or swelling kitchen Administration life-threatening reaction lisinopril liver disease lovastatin low blood pressure medicine metoprolol missed dose moisture—do not store nausea nausea and/or vomiting pharmacist Precautions protect from moisture—do reach maximum effectiveness regular dosing schedule reported side effects Required for Drug room temperature seizures severe dizziness skip the missed soon as possible stomach upset occurs Storage store in bathroom swelling of face Symptoms of Overdose Take a missed Take Effect take with food taken once daily taking this drug taking this medication Talk theophylline Type of Drug Usually taken once vomiting warfarin wheezing yes Type