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Sharon Brangman, MD, is chief of geriatrics at Upstate Medical University
Sharon Brangman, MD, is chief of geriatrics at Upstate Medical University

Precautions for senior citizens who take multiple medications

As people grow older, they are more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require multiple medications. Many older people also take over-the-counter medications, vitamins or supplements. As a result, older adults have a higher risk of overmedication and unwanted drug reactions. Sharon Brangman, MD, shares advice for how to reduce these risks -- and what to consider before adding any medication. Brangman is the chief of geriatrics at Upstate and a former president of the American Geriatrics Society.
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