Aging & Medication: What You Should Know

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Aging makes your body more sensitive to medications.

Aging makes it harder for your body to process medications and alcohol. This means that it takes less to create a risk of a medical emergency, such as an overdose or other harmful effects. Medications can have health risks that increase when medications are mixed together or mixed with alcohol.

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Publication Date: 7/2019
Format: Pamphlet
Audience: Older Adults, Adults, Caregivers, Family
Population Group: Older Adults
Publisher: The Vermont Department of Health
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