Flashcards in Week 3 Deck (7)
What is one of the main reason fro chaged drug absorption in older adults?
Changes in GI blood flow
What is the main factor that affects drug distribution in older adults?
Higher fat to water ratio
What is the general rule when administering drugs to older adults?
Start low go slow
Older adults consume ___ % of prescription drugs in the US
Older adults consume ___% of all OTC meds in the US
What is the W.H.O. Definition of polypharmacy?
When more medications are used than what are clinically necessary.
What are some prescription drug related drug risks for older adults?
- Confusing names of drug
- Small labels
- Child proof lids