Medications, often referred to as drugs, includes prescription medication, over-the-counter pills, liquids and creams, vitamins and supplements. Medications work with your body and/or other medications to cure, treat or prevent health conditions. Aging-related changes impact the number of medications needed, as well as the way medication is processed by the body.

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Managing Medications you will be able to answer:

  • How does aging impact medication used?
  • What should a person know about medications?
  • How can medications be managed by older adults?
  • How do medications interact with over-the-counter medicine, food, and alcohol?


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