Latest Headlines Call for Better Assessment of Older People’s Medication

Polypharmacy can compromise an elderly's safety

Older people are often prescribed multiple kinds of medicines (polypharmacy). Polypharmacy 3 may cause adverse side effects such as drug interactions and other complications. The problem affects all ages, but older people are more vulnerable because they have slower metabolism and can’t excrete chemicals as efficiently as younger people. Although opioids are sometimes necessary to treat …

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