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Medications that put you at Risk
 

Every year Medicare reviews drugs that may have negative side-effects and are particularly risky for adults over the age of sixty. This year Medicare has published a list of medications that will not be covered on the Inter Valley 2012 drug formulary.

If you are taking any of the medications listed at right, we encourage you to discuss alternative medications with your doctor. Please call Inter Valley’s Pharmacy Department for assistance at 800-523-3142 or for hearing impaired, TTY/TDD 800-505-7150.

Medications that put you at Risk

ANTIANXIETY
(includes combination medications)
• meprobamate
ANTIHISTAMINES
(includes combination medications)
• diphenhydramine
• promethazine
• cyproheptadine
• dexchlorpheniramine
• hydroxyzine
• promethazine
AMPHETAMINES
BARBITURATES
LONG-ACTING BENZODIAZEPINES
(includes combination medications)
• chlordiazepoxide
• diazepam
• lorazepam
BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS
(includes combination medications)
• atropine
• belladonna
• hyoscyamine
SKELETAL MUSCLE RELAXANTS
(includes combination medications)
ORAL ESTROGENS
(includes combination medications)
ORAL HYPOGLYCEMICS
• chlorpropamide
NARCOTICS
(includes combination medications)
• pentazocine
• meperidine
OTHERS
(including androgens and anabolic steroids, thyroid medications, urinary anti-infectives)
• methyltestosterone
• nitrofurantoin

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