How many prescription drugs do you take?
If it’s a lot, you’re not alone.
A new Centers for Disease Control study shows most adults aged 40 to 79 took at least one prescription drug in the past month.
One in 5 took at least five.
So what pills are everyone popping?
For the younger half of the group, it’s mostly antidepressants, ACE inhibitors – which are used to lower blood pressure and treat migraines – and cholesterol-lowering drugs.
For the older set, cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to be a favorite but also antidiabetic medications and beta blockers – another class of drugs used to lower blood pressure.
The study also shows women take more prescription drugs than men.