Dangers of Prescription Interactions

Lourdes Cantore, Executive Director of Harcourt Terrace nursing and Rehabilitation at American Senior Communities and Lindsay Keesling, Pharmacist explains why folks on as few a four medications.. “need to be careful”.

American Senior Communities: July is National Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. The goal is to help educate health professionals, patients and seniors about dietary supplements, herbs and nutritionals and to the possible dangers of mixing those products with prescription drugs.

Drug interactions occur when a drug interacts with another medicine, herbals, alcohol or even certain foods, and changes the way the drug acts in the body. The risk of serious interactions is higher for people taking multiple medications.

Do you take multiple medications?
Does someone you love?
Then bring your medications to the Brown Bag

Medication Review on:
Thursday, July 17th, from 2pm to 4pm at
Harcourt Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation

A pharmacist from Pharmakon will provide:
• Private, personal consultations
• Professional evaluation of your prescription
medications, over-the-counter medications, and
herbal supplements
• Tips for safe and effective medication use
• Answers to your questions about medications,
identify and/or avoid medication errors
& drug interactions

HARCOURT TERRACE NURSING & REHABILITATION
REHABILITATION, MEMORY CARE, SKILLED NURSING, LONG TERM CARE, HOSPICE, RESPITE
8181 Harcourt Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
317-872-7261

Take advantage of medical screenings
with Director of Nurses:
• Blood pressure check
• Blood sugar check
• Hand grip strength
Appointments are encouraged, please  call Dawn Brooks at 317-872-7261

The Brown Bag Medication Review and Medical Screening is a free public service offered by Harcourt Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation and Pharmakon LTC. Complimentary ice cream and novelties for all attendees!

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