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Risk of Drug Side Effects Rises as You Age

November 24, 2017

From the Consumer Reports website

Whether it’s an over-the-counter pain reliever or a prescription statin to lower cholesterol, medication has a troubling downside: the risk of side effects.

Side effects are the expected (and usually unwanted) reactions you hear rattled off in TV drug ads: constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, upset stomach, and more. Though some are not serious and are likely to subside over time, some may be especially problematic for older adults.

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