Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2020
Certain Aspects of Drug Therapy for Older Patients
Putilina Marina Victorovna1*, Teplova Nataliya Vadimovna1 and Dvornikov Anton Sergeevich2
1Professor, Clinical Pharmacology Department, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
2Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
*Corresponding Author: Putilina Marina Victorovna, Professor, Clinical Pharmacology Department, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Received: April 21, 2020; Published: May 22, 2020




Abstract

The number of persons older than 60 years are growing yearly across the globe. Older and elderly patients take a considerable number of medications (8 drugs on average). However, drug therapy for older patients must be implemented with special caution. Age-related changes lead to reduction of excretion rate, increased half-life of a drug, inadequate drug response, affecting toxic effects of therapy in general. Because the use of a medication may cause adverse effects per se, one must consider potential effects and symptoms of overdose on certain medications in geriatrics clinical practice.

Keywords: Older Age; Geriatric Syndromes; Adverse Effects of Drug Therapy

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Citation: Putilina Marina Victorovna., et al. “Certain Aspects of Drug Therapy for Older Patients”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.6 (2020): 89-99.

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