Posts Tagged "risky drug combo"

Millions of seniors use risky drug combos

Posted on Jan 27, 2009 in Health & Wellness

One in 10 taking potentially deadly mixes, new study findsupdated 4:03 p.m. ET, Tues., Dec. 23, 2008 CHICAGO – At least 2 million older Americans are taking a combination of drugs or supplements that can be a risky mix – from blood thinners and cholesterol pills to aspirin and ginkgo capsules – a new study warns. Among older men, the numbers are particularly alarming – one in 10 are taking potentially harmful combinations, according to the study. The results aren’t always disastrous, but older people are more vulnerable to side effects and drug-to-drug...

Read More