More than four billion prescriptions are dispensed in the United States each year. It has the highest consumption of prescription drugs in the world. More than 131 million Americans take at least one prescription medication—that’s about 66 percent of the population.
How many prescription drugs do you take on a regular basis? One? Two? Four? 10? More than that?
As always, thanks for voting. And remember, these surveys are just for curiosity. We don’t know how you answer. If you take a bunch of prescription drugs, we’re sorry you have to deal with so many medical issues and we wish you well.
getting old-er is not for the faint-of-heart.
But it’s still (usually) better than the alternative. 🤔 Have a great day, Rich. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
If I didn’t take my B.P. medicine I might faint because of my heart. 🙂
I totally agree with you.
I would guess the average age of Rvr’s is in the 60 to 90 range which often takes more meds. due to aging processes. I take two daily for blood pressure control, and while not meds as such – I take fish oil, Centrum Silver and Vit. D and Glucosomine-Chondrotin. At 86.5 I guess that isn’t too bad. I feel good, sleep good and of course eat good too! (Physical on 1 May – we’ll see!)
talk to your PCP about the fish oil…FDA dinged a bunch of OTC fish oil companies due to impurities and other nasty stuff that was found in them
“Big Pharma” Loves You…..Most Americans Are Way Over Medicated… (sad)
I totally concur.
63 years young and ZERO meds. Lucky to be born with good genes and not squandering that by eating well, exercise and keeping my BMI on track. Luck and commitment to health.
You go Leonard! According to this survey, 85% of the responders can’t live without prescription medication. Genetics are certainly a factor, but a bigger factor is personal choice. Diet? Exercise? Anyone? Bueler?
I’m a heart transplant going for 7+ years. My antirejection meds deplete minerals and cause other problems that force me to take extra meds and supplements. I am now taking 16 meds daily, it used to be worst. Better living thru chemistry works for me, it’s kept me alive and functioning.
I’ve been taking a drug for the last 14 years that keeps me alive by controlling chronic myeloid leukemia. Had I developed the disease even 10 years earlier I might not be alive to enjoy RVing!
Let’s see 10 in pill form and 5 in insulin form. I think I own the pharmacy. What happens with heart disease and diabetes. Sucks but still going.
Seven at present. Four are diabetes related. A pain at times to keep up with but it keeps the A1C in check.
Depends if you count the OTC drugs the doctor also recommended.
Go ask Alice, who is ten feet tall.
2 one for mild blood pressure and one for stomach acid.