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One in 5 older Americans take medications that work against each other
Date:3/13/2014

o-author of the study. "Not only is this potentially harmful for individual patients, it is also very wasteful for our health care system."

Direct competition between medications is just one of the concerns, the report noted. Use of multiple medications can also lead to increased numbers of falls and delirium, dizziness, fatigue and anorexia.

The researchers pointed out that the presence of competing conditions does not necessarily contraindicate the use of needed medications, but rather the need for this competition to be more seriously considered in treatment.


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