ADRs in the elderly



Background


Top 10

Top 10 med. classes causing ADRs
1 Diouretics
2 Antibiotics
3 Antithrombotics
4 Analgesics
5 Drugs for COPD
6 Antihypertensives
7 Psycholepieptics
8 Steroid (systemic)
9 Cardiac meds.
10 Drugs for diabetes mellitus

Anti BP meds

Hierarchy of prescribing/stopping

  1. Alpha blockers
  2. Diuretics
  3. CCB
  4. ACE-i or ARB/Β-blockers


References


Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan . Last review Dr ÍOS 15/01/21.