The Problems of Anticholinergic Adverse Effects in Older Patients

@article{Feinberg1993ThePO,
  title={The Problems of Anticholinergic Adverse Effects in Older Patients},
  author={Myriam Feinberg},
  journal={Drugs & Aging},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={335-348}
}
  • Myriam Feinberg
  • Published in Drugs & aging 1993
  • Medicine
  • SummaryThe old saying ‘red as a beet, dry as a bone, blind as a bat, hot as a hare, mad as a hatter’ is often quoted when describing the autonomic effects of drugs that block the muscarinic cholinergic system. These effects may be subtle or dramatic, yet can be overlooked or discounted as a natural consequence of old age. Elderly patients can be particularly sensitive to the anticholinergic action of drugs because of physiological and pathophysiological changes that often accompany the aging… CONTINUE READING

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