Medicines Risk Fact Sheet

At a glance

These documents can help you learn more about medications that put you at risk for falls and motor vehicle crashes, help keep track of your medications, and help guide your conversation with a doctor or pharmacist.


Prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines (OTC), dietary supplements, and even some herbal products can cause side effects that increase your risk of a fall or motor vehicle crash. Use this fact sheet to identify medicines that put you at risk, potential side effects, and questions to ask your doctor.

The following two documents can help you list your personal information.

Personal Medicines List to keep track of your medicines.

Personal Action Plan to guide your conversation with your doctor or pharmacist.

Medicines Risk Fact Sheets