Gender and polypharmacotherapy in the elderly: a clinical challenge.

  title={Gender and polypharmacotherapy in the elderly: a clinical challenge.},
  author={Christina Hofer-D{\"u}ckelmann},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
Polypharmacotherapy is a major concern in the elderly and especially in older women after the age of 80. It results from the intake of prescription and non-prescription drugs, being often a problem of evidence-based therapy. Besides the fact that women live longer than men and outnumber them, reasons for polypharmacy in women are diverse and include a different attitude towards intake of drugs between men and women, the propensity of women to rather see a physician and talk about their problems… CONTINUE READING
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