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Four Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults.

FDA Consumer Health Information. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; September 20, 2016.

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June 18, 2014
FDA Consumer Health Information. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; September 20, 2016.

Highlighting how aging affects medication absorption that may lead to complications, this fact sheet offers recommendations for older patients to follow instructions, maintain a medication list, be aware of drug interaction potential, and perform an annual review of medications with clinicians to help them take prescriptions safely.