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Medication safety in elderly patients


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Abstract

The present manuscript describes health problems that commonly affect elderly patients and explain which and why some drugs increase the risk of having problems related to drugs. The physiological changes that occur with ageing and how these impact on drug therapy are also explained. A brief detail of drugs that commonly cause adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) are covered along with a plan for preventing them and improving the quality of life.

Keywords

health problems, quality of life, elderly, physiological changes, aggravation of glaucoma, cardiovascular related problems, long-term therapy, pharmacological parameters, volume of distribution

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