It's really important to work closely with the person's primary health care provider on this. Older people need to be very careful not only about dosage but also about medication interaction, especially if taking multiple medications, and if they're prescribed by different providers. You can also discuss this with a pharmacist; again, it's very important that one pharmacy provide all of the prescription services to be a safety net for possible drug interactions (pharmacists sometimes catch something that a provider misses). Working with one primary provider who coordinates all care from specialists as well as all medication has been shown to significantly reduce hospitalizations and improve outcomes - it's one important step you can take now for better health.
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