Question 1: TRUE

Antipsychotic drugs are sometimes prescribed to treat disruptive behaviors in people with dementia or insomnia. However, new research shows that people who take antipsychotic drugs are putting themselves at:

  •  A higher risk of memory and concentration problems
  • An increased risk of falls and fractures (hip, wrist)
  • An increased risk of having a stroke
  • A higher risk of dizziness, confusion, diabetes, weight gain, high cholesterol

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Question 2: FALSE

It is recommended to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at the lowest dose possible for the shortest period of time (1-2 days only).

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Question 3: true

To treat occasional heartburn, it is recommended to take Tums® or Rolaids® as needed. Should your condition require you to take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), your physician should start at the lowest dose possible for as short a time as possible.

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Question 4: TRUE

It is never too late to change or rethink the medications you take under the supervision of your doctor or pharmacist.

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