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Amitriptyline prescribed for the elderly, banana skins may help warts

7:42 PM EDT, November 5, 2010

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Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon: Amitriptyline prescribed for the elderly, banana skins may help warts

My 86-year-old sister takes amitriptyline. I worry that this drug could be affecting her balance. She uses a cane and always seems unsteady on her feet. She has fallen many times. Is amitriptyline safe for someone her age?

November 30, 2009

Prescription for success: Ask your pharmacist

You're tired, hungry, cranky, and you've been waiting in line forever. Now your pharmacist is offering to discuss your new prescription -- the last thing on earth you want to do.

November 30, 2009

Every drug has risks and information is key to avoiding them

Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. We offer a few details on five of the most-prescribed medications.

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