3) Understand your medication's impact on your balance
Be familiar with your medication(s), and be sure your primary care physician and pharmacist are aware of everything you are taking. It is important to review them regularly, or when a new medication is added to your regimen. This can be done with your pharmacist during business hours.
Many medications can cause drowsiness and/or dizziness, and increase the potential for falling. Mixing medications also can cause side effects. Talk to your pharmacist if you need more information about the ones you're taking.