Deprescribing in Older Adults: Doing More by Doing Less


In older patients, where age-related changes impact drug choice and

Pharmacology expert Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald will help you learn to:

  • Identify the effects of aging on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Recognize safety issues with the use of select medications in the elderly
  • Describe possible drug candidates for deprescribing in the older adult
  • Consider normative age-related changes and subsequent impact on drug choice and dose
  • Implement deprescribing principles
  • Avoid using medications where there is little evidence of benefit but evidence of risk