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
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).
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.
Question 4: TRUE
It is never too late to change or rethink the medications you take under the supervision of your doctor or pharmacist.