Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls

Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls.

After adjusting for the number of medications a person was taking, the researchers found men and women taking opioid painkillers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury as seniors who were not taking those drugs. Women taking antidepressants were 75% more likely to have a fall injury.

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