OPA: MULTIPLE PRESCRIPTIONS – March 22

How many medications do you take? A large percentage of people over 65 take 5 or more prescription drugs each day. If you take more than 3 you qualify for a Medscheck – it’s a one-on-one appointment with your pharmacist to go over all the drugs and make sure that you are getting the most from them. You want to be sure they are not causing any interactions and maybe you no longer need all those pills. Our trusted contributor Dean Miller with the Ontario Pharmacist Association answered your health questions.