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Managing Prescription Medications
Safely and effectively managing your medications is critical to your overall health and well-being. Modern medicine has improved our quality of life and can help us live longer, healthier lives. However, people with low vision need to be careful when using medications, especially if they are taking several different drugs.
According to a study of older adults taking five or more medications, more than one out of every three people reported having a bad reaction to at least one of their medicines.
Regardless of your age and the medication you use, it is important to go to all of your medical appointments and to talk to your healthcare providers about your medical conditions, the medicines you take, and any health concerns you have. Whenever you receive a new prescription, consider asking the following questions of your doctor or pharmacist:
If you or a loved one has low vision, it’s important to develop a safe, effective system for organizing and identifying your prescription and over-the-counter medications—what they are, the prescribed or recommended dosage, and how often you need to take them. Consider using these tips for managing your medications to continue to live an independent and healthy lifestyle:
For more information and suggestions to help you manage your medications, visit the following websites: