Could You Benefit From a Medication Review? – FNHA

Sep 15, 2022

A message by Candy-Lea Chickite, Project Manager at FNHA and member of We Wai Kai Nation

Have you ever looked at your medications and wondered what they’re actually for and whether you’re getting the best results from them? Ever thought about the potential of taking a ‘medication vacation’ from one or two of them?

If you’re taking multiple medications, there could be a point where the potential risks of using those medications together outweigh the benefits; this possibility is known as “polypharmacy.”

I have two medical conditions that require medication; high blood pressure and a form of acid reflux that can fiercely attack my vocal cords. Recently a friend witnessed me opening my medication organizer and commented on how many pills I take.

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