Falls and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

12. Should I talk with my doctor about changing my medications to help prevent falls?

It is important to talk with your doctor about your medications. Bring your prescribed medicines with you when you visit the doctor. Also bring any over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals, and herbal products you are taking.

Ask if any of the medications or other products might increase your risk of falling. Also ask if the doses of any of the medications need to be changed.