Polypharmacy in older adults.

  title={Polypharmacy in older adults.},
  author={Gerri Kaufman},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={25 38},
  pages={49-55; quiz 58}
  • Gerri Kaufman
  • Published 2011 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
This article explores the issue of polypharmacy in older adults. The physiological changes in organ function in older people and the effect of this on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are discussed. The risks of adverse drug reactions and adverse drug interactions linked to polypharmacy are explored. Strategies to achieve optimal prescribing in older people are considered. 

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