When it comes to managing multiple medications, staying on track is not always a simple task. Whether you're a patient, caregiver or healthcare provider, learn about tools that can track medication and improve treatment adherence.
What is Polypharmacy?
Polypharmacy refers to actively taking more than five medications at one time. These medications are most often prescriptions, but can also include over-the-counter drugs or supplements that have been deemed necessary for a chronic health condition.
Managing several medications each day can be overwhelming, especially for the elderly population, who is the primary age group subject to polypharmacy.
What’s the Best Way to Store Pills? An Honest Comparison
Organizing your prescriptions and supplements is key to good medication management, especially when you take a lot of daily pills (also known as polypharmacy). We all know that medicine cabinets aren’t really meant to store medicines, since meds shouldn’t be stored in hot or humid locations like bathrooms.
So what are better storage solutions, and how do they stack up?
Generic vs. name-brand medication: Do you really get what you pay for?
Have you ever stood at a pharmacy shelf contemplating the difference between a brand-name or generic version of a drug Chances are, you’re not alone. On one hand, the generic version is half the price. But will you compromise quality by skipping over the brand-name medication?
A Guide to the Top 10 OTC Medications
Over-the-counter medications have become part of our daily lives. From minor aches and pains to stuffy noses and upset stomachs, we reach for them before reaching out to our doctors.
Since they’re so common, we put together a handy dosage guide for 10 name-brand and generic OTC drugs you’ll find in most everyone’s medicine cabinet. Please note: these recommendations are for people over the age of 12, and of course, your doctor’s orders take precedent. Because a Tylenol dose for one person might not be right for another.