The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
As the boomers age, many will have medication issues. That can be compounded by the number of drugs they take, both prescription and over-the-counter.
Taking multiple medicines strongly increases the risk of unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, falls and injuries and even hospitalisations.