Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Medication Safety

Adults and Older Adult Adverse Drug Events

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description:

CDC offers information for seniors about avoiding adverse drug events such as overdose, negative side effects and interactions.


As You Age: You and Your Medicines

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

Consumer brochure with advice on drug interactions, saving money on your prescriptions, and working with your pharmacist to ensure drug safety.


Drug Safety and Availability

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

Consumer information on medication safety from the FDA.


Drugs A-Z

Source: AARP

Description:

AARP drug directory offers extensive information on individual medications, including interactions and side effects


Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Description:

Information on harmful drug/alcohol interactions; includes chart of specific drugs and possible reactions with alcohol.


Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Description:

FDA offers information for seniors and family caregivers


Medicines: Use Them Safely

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online brochure covers medication safety in easy-to-understand language for seniors and caregivers. (Also available in Spanish.)


Medline Plus Drug Information

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Description:

Information from the National Institutes of Health on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications.


Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse

Source: National Institutes of Health Senior Health

Description:

Preventing, recognizing and treating substance abuse in older adults


Safe Use of Medicines

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Free booklet to download before your next doctor appointment


Taking Medicines Safely

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Online tutorial and resources from the National Institute of Aging.


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.