Be wary of 15 drugs “falling down” parents
Grandma Wang went to bed after eating antihypertensive drugs. When she got up in the middle of the night and went to the toilet, she suddenly fell into a dizzy, but fortunately the family found it early and sent her to the doctor.
Wang’s grandmother’s calf fracture is still recovering.
According to the study, among patients who have been sent to the emergency department due to postural hypotension, 20% are over 65 years old, and 30% are over 75 years old. This symptom is often associated with medication.
The pharmacist reminds you to pay attention to the reminder on the medicine bag to reduce the risk of falling.
Old people are prone to fall. In addition to the road surface factors, taking drugs can also cause falls.
The elderly suffer from more medications, especially those who take multiple drugs at the same time, and fall to high-risk groups.
The types of drugs that may cause falls include: blood pressure lowering drugs, sedative sleeping pills, antihistamines, urinary tract modulating drugs, antidepressants, skeletal muscle relaxants, mydriatics, diuretics, oral hypoglycemic agents, anti-heart rhythmsThere are many types of incomplete medicines, anesthetics, Parkinson’s disease treatments, laxatives, enema, chemotherapeutic agents, etc., and these drugs are used by the elderly.
Family members are advised to read carefully the precautions, time and side effects of medication.
If you are dizzy after taking the medicine, you can take a break first, don’t rush to walk, let alone go up and down the stairs.
Even if you want to go to the toilet, the elderly with limited mobility should be supported by the toilet. The toilet also needs support when it gets up.