Maybe It's Your Medications: How to Avoid Unnecessary Drug Therapy and Adverse Drug Reactions
Hedva Barenholtz Levy (Author)
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DescriptionAdults ages 65+: Your medication could be the reason for your new medical condition; read this eye-opening guide to become an expert on what medications you take! We have a medication problem in America. It is marked not only by excessive use of medications, but by errors in how they are prescribed, monitored, and taken. An estimated nineteen million adults age sixty-five and older take five or more medications daily. These individuals and family caregivers know the frustrations of lengthy medication lists, high drug costs, and frequent questions about the need and value of those medications. All too often, an unrecognized adverse drug effect is mistaken for a new medical condition, or worse, a symptom of getting older. But who stops to question the medications? Maybe It's Your Medicationstackles these problems by providing information, insider tips, and strategies that empower patients and caregivers to have important conversations about their prescription and nonprescription drugs. This book addresses the questions consumers want to ask about their medications and brings to light other questions they should be asking but may not know how. It is everyone's go-to guide on how to use medications safely on the journey to healthy aging. Dr. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, is a geriatric specialist and founder of a unique senior care practice of over 25 years working with patients in their homes. She is an educator and leader in geriatric pharmacy and a dual board-certified specialist. Dr. Levy applies her decades of experience to guide the reader in how to become an active participant on their healthcare team and prevent unintended errors and medication-related problems.
July 25, 2023
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.57 inches | 0.88 pounds
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About the Author
Dr. Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, is founder of a community-based senior care pharmacy practice. A geriatric pharmacy specialist and educator, Dr. Levy has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focusing on optimizing drug therapy in older adults. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides in St. Louis.