1. Do you currently take 5 or more medications (on a regular basis)?

  2. Do you take 12 or more medication doses each day?
    Hint: Add up the number of times a day that you take each of your medicines.
    For example: a medicine that you take 3 times a day = 3 doses; a medicine you take once a day = 1 dose; 3+1=4 doses

  3. Do you take any of the following medications?

    o Warfarin (Coumadin®)
    o Digoxin (Lanoxin®)
    o Lithium (Lithobid®, others)
    o Phenytoin (Dilantin®)
    o Phenobarbital

    o Procainamide (Procan®)
    o Theophylline (TheoDur®, others)
    o Carbamazepine (Tegretol®)
    o Quinidine

  4. Does more than one physician prescribe medications for you on a regular basis?

  5. Are you currently taking medications for 3 or more medical problems?

  6. Do you get prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy?

  7. Does someone else bring any of your medications to your home for you?

  8. Have your medications OR the instructions on how to take them been changed 4 or more times in the past year?



What can you do to prevent problems from the medications you take?

Two or more “yes” answers suggest that you would benefit from having a thorough medication review by a geriatric medication expert.

Medication reviews can identify medications – alone or in combination – that are potentially risky in older adults, which helps avoid serious adverse events.

For assistance contact HbL Pharma


Fewer than 2 yes answers suggests that you are at low risk of having a medication-related problem.

Adverse effects cannot always be predicted. It still is recommended to have an annual medication review with a geriatric medication expert.