Use of Medicines Among a Brazilian Elderly Sample: A Cross-sectional Study
International Journal of Gerontology
DOI of Published Version
The use of multiple medicines is very frequent among the elderly, allowing them to perceive more often adverse side effects from drugs and present undesirable drug interactions.
This article presents a cross-sectional survey about the use of medicines among 300 elderly Brazilians, equally divided into institutionalized and community-dwelling groups.
The average daily intake of medicines is 3.2 among institutionalized elderly, a higher (p
In this Brazilian elderly sample, the most widely used medicines were antihypertensives, diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and institutionalized used more medications than community-dwelling elderly.
adverse drug reactions, elderly, institutionalized elderly, medicines
Published Article/Book Citation
International Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, June 2011, Pages 94–97 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijge.2011.04.013
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