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Prescribing in Older People

Le Couteur, D; Hilmer, Sarah; Glasgow, Nicholas; Naganathan, Vasin; Cumming, Robert (Bob)

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BACKGROUND: Prescribing medications to older people is difficult due to comorbidity, limited evidence for efficacy, increased risk of adverse drug reactions, polypharmacy, and altered pharmacokinetics. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the principles underlying clinical geriatric pharmacology including approaches to evaluating the evidence for risk and benefit, and adjusting dose for age related pharmacokinetic changes. DISCUSSION: The challenge for the general practitioner is to balance an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18291
Source: Australian Family Physician

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