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Drug Treatment in the Elderly

Robert E. Vestal

Drug Treatment in the Elderly

by Robert E. Vestal

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Published by F. A. Davis Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gerontology,
  • Medical / Nursing

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11213311M
    ISBN 100803699409
    ISBN 109780803699403

    The Dangers of Elderly Substance Abuse. Drug or alcohol abuse among the elderly is particularly dangerous because senior citizens are more susceptible to the deteriorating effects of these substances. Individuals over 65 have a decreased ability to metabolize drugs . Older antidepressants called “tricyclics” which have significant side effects (and are rarely used today, as a result). Antipsychotics, both older drugs (e.g., haloperidol) and the newer ones (e.g., risperidone), .

      The elderly are more likely to experience these adverse reactions as the result of age-related increases in the frequency of drug use, sensitivity to drug effects, and prevalence of Cited by:   Medical and mental health conditions may increase as individuals age, creating the need for high levels of prescription drug usage. The Psychiatric Times estimates that around a quarter of all prescription drugs in the United States are sold to elderly .

      Medical books Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy. Medical books Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy . Profiling the approximately drugs most commonly prescribed for geriatric patients, this comprehensive drug . Drug Treatment for the Elderly: Why it’s Important. It’s important that elderly addicts receive help for their substance abuse because they face certain complications that don’t exist in younger drug and alcohol addicts. The body of an elderly .


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Drug Treatment in the Elderly by Robert E. Vestal Download PDF EPUB FB2

Therefore, Drug Therapy for the Elderly serves as a timely reference for a wide array of physicians. About the Author With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group 2/5(1).

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- Background information on the elderly population regarding their needs for particular drugs (with an eye to frailty, co-morbidity patterns, and special sensitivities regarding drug metabolism and excretion) - Practical advice about drug treatment surveillance parameters in the elderly.

% of elderly outpatients experience ADRs May occur in as many as 44% of hospitalized elderly ADR risk doubles when drug use increases from 1 to 4 drugs; increases fold in elders who use 7 drugs Beers MH, Baran RW, Frenia K.

Drugs and the Elderly File Size: KB. The most frequent medical intervention performed by a doctor is the writing of a prescription. Because chronic illness increases with advancing age, older people are more likely to have conditions that require drug treatment.

Advanced age, frailty, and increased use of drugs are all factors that contribute to a patient's risk of developing a drug Cited by: For some older adults with substance use disorders, attending group therapy with many younger adults can be uncomfortable.

“Elders are in a different stage of life and grew up in a time when having an. To date, no national comprehensive descriptive data have been made available on the composition of prescription drug use in the elderly in total or in its subgroups.

One study provides an overview of utilization of the five most common classes of drugs in the elderly Cited by: Drug treatment in the elderly. Sydney ; Boston: ADIS Health Science Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Drug treatment in the elderly. Sydney ; Boston: ADIS Health Science Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.

Drug treatment in the elderly: An intervention in primary care to enhance prescription quality and quality of life Inger Nordin Olsson, 1* Rebecka Runnamo, 1, 2 and Peter Engfeldt 1 1 Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Health Cited by: Prevalence of prescription drug use increases substantially with age.

Survey data from – indicate that almost 90% of older adults regularly take at least 1 prescription drug, almost 80% regularly take at least 2 prescription drugs, and 36% take at least 5 prescription drugs. Hanlon JT, Semla TP, Schmader KE, et al: Alternative medications for medications in the use of high-risk medications in the elderly and potentially harmful drug-disease interactions in the elderly quality.

Drug treatment of hypertension in the elderly: a meta-analysis JT Insua, HS Sacks, TS Lau, J Lau, D Reitman, D Pagano, and TC Chalmers. Review published: Cited by: The Growing Need for Drug Treatment for the Elderly.

Drug treatment for the elderly is an issue that is growing in size with the aging of the baby boomer generation. As the number of senior citizens increases, and an increasingly drug and alcohol using generation reaches the retirement age, the issue of addiction in the elderly.

With the aging of the baby boomer generation, the composition of the general population is changing dramatically with respect to the number of older adults. Such a change, coupled with a greater history of lifetime drug use (than previous older generations), different cultural norms and general attitudes about drug.

As described in the table Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Older Adults, short- intermediate- and long-acting benzodiazepines are associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls, fractures, and motor vehicle crashes in older adults and should be avoided for the treatment.

Drug prescription in elderly is a serious challenge as there is an increased possibility of drug interaction resulting in toxicity, treatment failure, or loss of drug effect. Duplicative prescribing within the same drug class often occurs, and unrecognized drug side effects are treated with more drugs.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System.

Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); (Treatment. Jan. 20, -- Medication for anxiety is "modestly beneficial" for very anxious older adults, according to a new study, but it takes four weeks or so to work.

Researchers looked at one .The premier text on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its updated and expanded Fourth Edition, with up-to-the-minute insights from more than experts at the front lines of patient management and research.

This edition features expanded coverage of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and complete information on “club drugs 4/5(3).