Key Takeaways

  • As we age, we're more likely to experience medication side effects that can increase our chances of falling.

  • Regular medication reviews with your doctor or pharmacist are important to reducing your falls risk.

  • Print and share this falls prevention tip sheet with your loved ones and their caregivers.

Taking more than one medication, whether a prescription or over-the-counter, can end up raising your risk for falling. That's one reason it's important to regularly talk about what medications you're taking with your doctor or pharmacist. Or both!

View and share this tipsheet on 5 things to remember when reviewing your medications.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90FPSG0051 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.