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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

Learn More

To learn about safe medication use visit the National Council on Patient Information and Education at www.mustforseniors.org/index.jsp.

To learn the prescription medications that increase the risk of falls visit http://uncnews.unc.edu/images/stories/news/health/2008/drugslist.pdf.