TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Our extreme heat poses a danger many of us don’t even know about: certain prescription medications make us more susceptible to heat-related injuries and illnesses. That’s especially true for seniors. Patients over 65 already make up almost half of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. But older patients with chronic conditions are also much more likely to go to the hospital with effects from heat-sensitizing medication. When you consider about 85% of seniors have a chronic condition that requires medication, we’re talking about significant risk.
Check out the full article and video here: Prescription for trouble: Medications can make it harder to fight heat (kold.com)