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Check Your Medication

 

Some medications increase your risk of falling – either on their own or when two or more are combined. As you age, the way some medications affect you can change and increase your risk of falling.

 

  • Have your doctor or pharmacist review all medications that you are taking every year.
  • As you age, the way some medications affect you can chance and increase your risk of falling.
  • Remember that medications include prescriptions, over-the-counter pills, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Medications that relax you, help you sleep, or improve your mood can increase your risk of falling.
  • Alcohol affects medications - be careful.

Tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you have had a fall.

Ontario MedsCheck program: To learn more about MedsCheck talk to your Pharmacist or contact INFOline 1-866-255-6701 or TTY 1-800-387-5599

 

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CONTACTS

For more information about how to prevent falls please contact:

Community Care Access Centre

310-CCAC (2222)

www.healthcareathome.ca

 

To learn about falls prevention programs in your community please contact:

The Healthline

www.thehealthline.ca

211 Ontario

Dial 2-1-1

www.211ontario.ca

 

Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000

For emergencies always dial 9-1-1

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