Senior Citizen Medication Safety

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Senior Citizens in New Haven got the chance to meet with pharmacists Friday to make sure they’re taking their medications safely.

The seniors brought their medications to two senior centers, organizers took a look at the medications they’re taking to make sure there were no problematic interactions. “The pharmacists can look at them and see about interactions, duplicate therapy where they might be taking two drugs in the same class. For instance they could be taking Motrin over the counter and have a prescription for Ibuprofen.” said pharmacy manager Jacqueline Murphy. “They work the same way but they’re two different drugs so they shouldn’t be taking both of them.”

If any problems do come up, they can talk with the doctor about getting the medication changed.

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