Consumer Reports: Should You Stop Taking That Medication?
Some drugs should only be used for a short amount of time. Here are the meds to watch out for Sleep Aids About 14 percent of adults ages 65 to 80 report regular use of prescription or OTC sleep aids. But this is a mistake, especially for older adults. “These drugs tend to have a stronger effect in seniors’ bodies for longer than they do in younger people, making them more susceptible to side effects such as confusion and memory problems,” says Raj Dasgupta, M.D., assistant pr