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New algorithm helps weed out unneeded drugs in the elderly

Polypharmacy in the elderly may do more harm than good. One study resulted in discontinuing nearly 60% of medications. ... There is increasing awareness worldwide of the burden of polypharmacy for this aging population.
May 2011

No kidding

This is, of course, hard to pull off, because of the challenges associated with “managing polypharmacy” and “heart failure transitional care.”.
May 2019

QD: News Every Day--Experts recommend screening for physical frailty in older patients

The panel also determined that according to the available evidence, frailty could be prevented or treated with exercise, protein calorie supplementation, vitamin D, and reduced polypharmacy.
May 2019

The problem of too many consultants

That is not good for patients. Our patients need us to take responsibility for integrating multiple medical problems, polypharmacy and complex social situations.
May 2019

QD: News Every Day--Geriatrics society cites 5 more things older patients should question

Polypharmacy may lead to diminished adherence, adverse drug reactions and increased risk of cognitive impairment, falls and functional decline.
May 2019

Are you at risk for an adverse medication reaction?

Polypharmacy (the use of many drugs together, or excessive medications) is a significant problem of the elderly, and of those with chronic illness.
May 2019


There’s no clear answer to that question, but I’m very sensitive to polypharmacy issues,” said Dr. ... An editorial stated that since polypharmacy has become ubiquitous, better surveillance for drug-drug interactions is needed, and noted that the
September 2014

Diet and truth: tales of dogma, or data?

Those are routinely prevented in affluent countries not by healthy living, alas, but by intracoronary stents and polypharmacy.
May 2019

4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly

failed. Also, she said that she often considers duloxetine to avoid polypharmacy in patients with concomitant depression, after communication with their mental health practitioners.
July 2016

Dumping drugs puts traces of meds in taps

Educate patients about overuse of OTC drugs. Eliminate any excessive polypharmacy.
February 2009

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