Be safe with prescription drugs

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Being a senior in this world is a career in itself

 I have come to a conclusion that being a senior in this world is a career in itself.   By this, I mean there are so many areas & steps to take in order to protect the “Senior Career”

 Such as, areas of our Medical Issues, Financial Decisions, along with ways to function trying to keep Active and Healthy, so we can enjoy our latter days.

And, take for instance Health Issues

We seniors know that when visiting a doctor usually a prescription is prescribed. It might be a good idea to do some  research regarding the side effects of the particular prescription.  

 This can be done by:

  • Computer 
  • Library
  • Your local Pharmacist can advise if there are side effects listed in regard to the prescribed medication.

Then you can make the choice if the prescribed medication be beneficial to you, or if the side effects will or will not affect your health in any way. Those famous words “might make you drowsy, difficulty breathing, give you diarrhea”. Just something to research and think about.

It is Flu Shot Season

 Also, this is the time of year we seniors are inundated with advise to have the Flu Shot.  However,  when taking any kind of medication, it might be a good idea to check with the local Pharmacist to find out if the Flu Shot will affect us in anyway when combined with the medication being taken at that time.There are commercials which add…. Or if you have had a recent virus… the flu shot is a virus. You should receive as much paperwork with the flu shot as you get when you pick up your other medications. Read the paper work first then make a decision.

In today’s world with so much information available, it makes good sense to do the homework, finding as much information possible, which will help us Seniors toward a better health style.

         Stay Active – Stay Healthy – Stay Informed –  Keep the Senior Career Alive!!