Polypharmacy Concerns and Risks for Seniors

Polypharmacy Concerns and Risks for Seniors
September 8, 2017

Loading… Polypharmacy is a term used to describe the prescribing of multiple medications, leaving a patient at risk of dangerous drug interactions and potential adverse side effects like confusion and balance problems. Polypharmacy can occur in a variety of ways: Prescribing of an inappropriately high number of medications Prescribing of more medications than may be necessary for a given condition Prescribing of an inappropriate medication for that condition According to…

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