Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

Polypharmacy is defined as taking at least 5 medications concurrently, and it is associated with increased hospitalization, functional and cognitive impairment, poor adherence and more. About 30% of patients from 65 to 79 years old are on multiple medications, Deprescribing is a method to eliminate any unnecessary medications and reduce polypharmacy, but evidenced-based guidelines and full medication and medical history are needed.

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https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/…/…/20205686.article…

 

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