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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aging with Grace Introduces The RX Guardian Program

How Safe are Your Medications?

When Kurt Rauer’s doctor suggested he switch heart medications—from Digoxin to Digitek— he didn’t think much of it. But after about a year of taking Digitek, he received a recall warning him of a potential problem
with the medication dosage.

As it turns out, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had recalled Digitek due to double the dose of medication in a single pill.
Yet what’s most surprising is that Rauer received the warning not
from his physician or pharmacist but from an independent drug safety

The RX Guardian, a service of Aging with Grace, is designed to keep you, the consumer, informed about the safety of your medications.

This free independent drug safety service supplies information on drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, safety alerts and medication recalls.

Whether you take a prescription drug, over-the-counter medication, or vitamin & herbal supplements, The Rx Guardian can keep you informed by providing personalized alerts from the FDA, manufacturers, and researchers about:

o Recalls
o Label errors
o Interactions
o Clinical findings

The RX Guardian service is FREE, SAFE, and SECURE for registered individuals who want to be informed, stay informed and share feedback about their medications. Members rely on their personalized information from The RX Guardian to take a more active role in their own care.

Features of The RX Guardian include:

• Drug-interaction checker:

When you register, you input all the medications that you take (prescription, over-the-counter and even supplements). The RX Guardian processes this information and flags every potential drug interaction, and then sends a personalized risk-rating alert via e-mail.

• Portable profile:

A printable document listing all the your
medications and supplements—to take to your doctors, keep with
your travel documents, send to school/camp with the kids, etc.

To learn more, visit The RX Guardian web site


  1. Wow this is great. I am signing up now.

  2. Susan Smith, Phila, PAMay 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    I was somewhat skeptical about signing up for this program, however since enrolling I have received 2 FDA warnings about side effects from medication that I am taking.

    This program is great. Thank you for bringing it to the public.


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