Many thanks to those family caregivers who joined me on the Q & A call about medications earlier this week!
In this post, I’ll provide a little more information related to some of the questions that came up on the call.
How to check for risky interactions between different drugs
One caller asked me if I knew of any ways she might be able to check an older person’s medication list for problematic interactions. (I myself use an interaction-checker embedded in UpToDate, but this is a subscription service that costs money and is designed for healthcare professionals.)
After the call, I looked online to see what is available to the general public. Naturally, I turned to Google, searched “drug interaction checker,” and found that several interaction-checkers are available for free.
Having briefly tried the top three search results, here is my current top choice: [Read more…]