Polypharmacy in elderly: a cautious trail to tread.

  title={Polypharmacy in elderly: a cautious trail to tread.},
  author={Saniya Raghib Sabzwari and Waris Qidwai and Seema Bhanji},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={63 5},
Polypharmacy has now increasingly come into focus as the recipient of healthcare in old age worldwide. In elderly it is associated with frequent adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and drug-drug interactions resulting in significant morbidity. Geriatrics is still an emerging specialty in South Asia, especially in Pakistan, where multiple reasons for polypharmacy exist. An extensive literature review of articles using key words like 'polypharmacy,' 'elderly' was conducted. The recently updated Beers… CONTINUE READING


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