What is polypharmacy?
There is no consensus towards a formal definition of the polypharmacy but it is related to use of multiple medications for one or many health conditions. This is common for our seniors or persons living with a chronic disease, for instance diabetes, hypertension or chronic pain.
The use of many medications is essential to optimize your health but it may cause adverses side effects or medication interactions.
The pharmacist may play an important role to ensure safe medication use.