Prescribing for the elderly

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Learning outcomes > resource

On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prescribing in the elderly >

Select which medications should used with caution or not prescribed in the elderly >

Utilise Beers List to avoid certain medications in the elderly >

Execute the rational deprescribing of medication in the elderly >


Points for discussion

Are there any medications not clinically indicated or potentially causing harm in your elderly patients in-practice or at aged-care facilities? Consider doing an audit

Do you perform a medication review as part of your 75yo health assessment?

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