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Medications are used to help us feel better and can be any prescription medicine, vitamins, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter remedies you buy at the drugstore.  Some medicines or combinations of medicines have side effects that make you feel drowsy, dizzy, or light-headed.  These may cause you to lose your balance or feel unsteady on your feet. 

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Common Medicines That Increase Your Chances of Falling

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To learn about safe medication use visit the National Council on Patient Information and Education at

To learn the prescription medications that increase the risk of falls visit