The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book Chronological Order: The Fine Print for a Large Life, written by Jill Yesko and Laurean Kile. This excerpt is from the chapter "Your 50's".
As you get older, you not only have a primary care physician who may prescribe you medication, but you also may have specialists like cardiologists, neurologists, and others who also may be prescribing daily medications. It is vital that you have a written list with you, at all times, a list of your current prescriptions and present them each time at your appointments. Whenever you get any new prescriptions or changes to dosage, be sure to have your pharmacist look over everything as well! Again…you cannot assume that they are all making sure that these medications are correct and safe to be taken together.
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