Polypharmacy in the Elderly

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2020

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Neelakantan, Suguna
Phan, Ana
Gnasigamany, Jason

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Chronic health conditions in the elderly population are frequently managed by medications, but with patients who have multiple comorbidities, there may be an accumulation of unnecessary medications, also known as polypharmacy. Various medications increase fall risk, particularly when multiple medications are prescribed. In this case report, we present the management of medications to address recurrent falls in a 70 year old caucasian female. Following the case presentation, we explore literature on the topic of polypharmacy and the application of medication management in clinical practice using a systematic, patient-centered method.

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