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Don’t Let Medicine Put You At Risk for Falls

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Medicines can help us get better when we have an infection or help with pain after a surgery, but we must be careful. Many medications may cause dizziness or drowsiness and that can lead to a greater risk for falls. Avoid fall risks by talking to your doctor about medication side effects and always read all the warnings associated with every drug. Make sure you take your medicine exactly as prescribed. Request easier-to-read labels if necessary and tell a loved one about your prescriptions and dosing schedule. Graceworks at Home offers free medication reviews. Call 937-436-7700 to schedule an assessment or to request more information.

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