Adverse Drug Reactions in the Elderly

Lawrence E. Klein

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Abstract

The prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions among the elderly remain major areas of concern. The theoretical expectations of adverse drug reactions in the elderly may differ from actual clinical occurrences. Predisposing factors such as physiologic changes with aging and polypharmacy may complicate the picture, although enhanced communication between physicians and patients can help. Awareness of these situations may aid in the clinical control of adverse drug reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalDrug Information Journal
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1985

Keywords

  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Communications
  • Geriatric patients
  • Physiologic changes
  • Polypharmacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (nursing)
  • Drug guides
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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