MEDICATIONS | Check Your Medication
Some medications increase your risk of falling – either on their own or when two or more are combined. As you age, the way some medications affect you can change and increase your risk of falling.
- Have your doctor or pharmacist review all medications that you are taking every year.
- Remember that medications include prescriptions, over-the-counter pills, vitamins and herbal supplements.
- Medications that relax you, help you sleep, or improve your mood can increase your risk of falling.
- Alcohol affects medications – be careful.
Tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you have had a fall.
For more information about getting a medication review in BC, please visit http://www.bcpharmacy.ca/medication-review-service.
For more information about safe use of medication as a precaution against falls, watch this short video.