Deprescribing in Older Adults: Doing More by Doing Less


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In older patients, where age-related changes impact drug choice and dose, deprescribing is particularly important. Part of good prescribing, deprescribing is the planned and supervised process of dose reduction or stopping of medication that might be causing harm or no longer be of benefit. 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