Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is the concurrent use of multiple medications, often involving prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or supplements, by a single individual. It can be necessary for the management of various health conditions but is associated with potential dangers.

Polypharmacy is dangerous because it significantly increases the risk of adverse drug interactions, leading to potential side effects, reduced medication effectiveness, and even harmful health outcomes. It can also result in medication non-adherence, where a patient may struggle to manage and take multiple medications as prescribed. To avoid the risks of polypharmacy, we review a patient's medication regimen, eliminating unnecessary drugs and optimize treatment plans.