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Increasing Awareness of Adverse Medication Reactions

Judie Rappaport
September 26, 2014

Dear Judie, 

I'm ready to explode! My parents live in Dallas. After surgery, mom entered a rehabilitation facility where she fell. She broke her arm and hip and may never live independently again. I'm an RN. I think the combination and potency of her medications may have made her dizzy and affected her vision. Most of our parents take multiple medications. We all need to stay alert for Adverse Medication Reactions that contribute to thousands of illnesses and deaths every year. Please tell your readers to make sure they and their parents always tell every doctor about every medication, including vitamins and herbal remedies. Put every bottle in a bag and take it to your appointment. Whenever you get a new prescription, ask: "Would you please double check the medications I brought with me for adverse interactions with my new one?" Then double check: ask the same question of your pharmacist (call your mail order pharmacy) when you order your new prescription. Thank you for letting me sound off. 

- Outraged RN, Fort Pierce 

 

Dear Outraged, 

We couldn't have said it better. Thank you for this extremely important message. We hope our readers will take note and follow your advice. 

 

Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

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