Most of the aged people must on prescription medicines and few may even be taking much more too. Therefore, if you are responsible for the healthcare for seniors then you must read this piece of writing.
Following are few different problems that many aged people often may face and one must think of suitable remedy for them.
Few side effects may affect their thinking process
Though most medicines may have certain side effects, however few can also affect their thinking process too.
The symptom may remain in spite of taking drugs
Often doctors may prescribe medicines of lower potency initially for certain observations and the patients keep on using the same drug and fail to get proper relief.
In fact, they fail to consult the doctor because of their age or physical weaknesses and as a result, their symptom continues to remain the same.
Interaction of different drugs
Often taking too many medicines may also interact with each other which can be frequent source of problem for the aged people. For example, warfarin, which is a very commonly-used blood thinner, that can interact with many other antibiotics and also with other drugs.
For this they may need to consult their doctors.
Few side effects can be too strong for aged people
Sometimes by taking any potent medicine there can be severe side effects that may be beyond their tolerance level. For instance, if someone takes a very strong dose of BP medicine then it can bring down their BP level but can also result in falls.
Same can also be the case with medicines for blood sugar too.
Proper scheduling of drugs for using too many medications
Often doctors may prescribe too many medications for the treatment of certain disease, which may have complicated schedule of consumption. Often these aged people may tend to forget to take medications as per the right schedule.
Pharmacists can be contacted for this who may prepare a proper scheduling of various drugs, so that it become much easier to remember or follow by them.
Cost of medications
Often the cost of the medication also is a problem particularly for aged people as during this age, they may not be having enough source of income. If the medicines are too costly then doctors may be consulted who may prescribe for some other cheaper alternative.
Also, one can prefer to buy medicine from online store, which will provide the same medication at much reduced price.