If you take multiple medications, especially if it’s more than five, it’s important to work closely with your doctor to manage their effects. Problems also can occur when medications are not used appropriately, especially in older patients. Watch for these red flag symptoms.
If you check your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a good chance you’ll find over-the-counter pain relievers. Before you seek relief, know your risks — and what will work best for you.
Your doctor prescribes a medication. If you have a high risk of negative side effects, do you ask for something else instead? If you know the drug won’t work well for you, do you request more options? These questions aren’t just hypothetical. They’re at the heart of pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how your … Read More