Farmacología en la tercera edad: Medicamentos de uso continuo y peligros de la interacción medicamentosa
Gerokomos, v. 20, n. 1, p. 22-27, 2009.
Haddad, Marcela Filié
Takamiya, Aline Satie
da Silva, Eulália Maria Martins
Barbosa, Débora de Barros
Introduction: It was observed a considerable growth of elderly people. They are who use more medicines. The physiological changes associated with the age advancing can make pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic alterations. The cognitive decline, physical limitations and associate chronic pathology affect the medications appropriately use ability. Aims: Based in a literature review, appoint the main pharmacological groups prescribed to the elderly and the drug-drug interaction risks. Conclusion: The most of elderly use continually at least 3 medicines, the most prescribed are to cardiovascular and psychic diseases treatment.
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