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There’s a drug for that…
As we age we often develop an increasingly complex mix of health conditions — and each one can require yet another prescription.
The median number of prescription medications for adults in OECD countries is 7. Each new medication you take increases your risk of side effects and interactions.
Adverse drug events are now a leading cause of hospitalization, disability, and death.
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of prescription medications
Aging affects our ability to process medications, as well as our residence to adverse effects. One of the biggest health hazards for seniors is falling, often a result of multiple medications, which can cause cognitive difficulties and affect balance.
How can a TaperMD Plan help?
A TaperMD Plan helps your doctor or pharmacist review all the medications you are taking and provides them with warnings, tools, and protocols to help manage your medication burden. Developed by a team of doctors, pharmacists, and researchers, TaperMD aims to reduce the burden of treatment as part of routine preventive care — just like immunization and screening.
How does TaperMD work?