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The elderly differ from middle-aged and young adults pharmacologically with respect to the handling of drugs, appropriate dose, response, and adverse effects. This small book deals with these differences in order to promote efficacious and safe drug use in the elderly.
The first section cogently covers general principles, with emphasis on drug-taking problems, including those due to impaired manual dexterity, poor vision, and tablet size and shape. General rules of prescribing for the elderly are well summarized on the book's back cover. The second section reviews drug use in the elderly by organ system. Proper doses for the elderly are
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Drugs for the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:901-902. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-6-901_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(6):901-902.
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