High-risk Medications

It's vitally important for you to take your prescription and over-the-counter medications as directed. If you have questions about your medications, please don't hesitate to talk to your provider at The Family Health Centers.

About Medicines with Increased Risk of Adverse Affects

Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause negative side effects, especially among adults over the age of 65. The aging process can cause certain drugs to metabolize differently, raising the risk of dangerous side effects.

Side effects of serious concern include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Accidental fall



Recommendations we may suggest

  • Consult with our Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Taking a smaller dose
  • Taking a different medication
  • Stopping a certain medication