This one-of-a-kind guide covers how to safely prescribe and administer drugs to the elderly. Readers find guidelines for nearly 800 drugs, proven strategies for improving patient compliance, and drug updates on the Internet. Contents include effects of aging on drug therapy; drug entries alphabetized by generic name; components of analgesic combination products; creatinine clearance calculations; HCFA guidelines for using antipsychotics, anxiolytics, sedatives, and other drugs in long-term care facilities; adverse reactions misinterpreted as age-related changes; age-related changes in laboratory values; and a photoguide to tablets and capsules
Springhouse Publishing Co ,U.S.
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