It’s been estimated that over 80% of people 65 years and older take at least one prescription medication on a regular basis. That’s a lot of drugs being consumed and, likely, a lot of side effects being experienced. For every benefit a drug may provide, there is often a risk associated with its use. Some risks are minor and easily tolerated but some may pose serious threat. Consumer Reports is out with a new piece on medication side effects that are especially relevant to seniors. For an analysis of common side effects, drugs known to cause them and how to respond, take a look Here. For a deeper understanding of this issue, you should be aware of the MedShadow Foundation, whose website provides in-depth, up-to-date info and news about medications, the research behind them and the risks that may arise as you begin or continue a course of medication. Finally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a website where you can report side effects you have experienced and read about the reports others have provided. Check out this FDA resource Here.