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What are the difficulties with geriatric medications if no serious kidney or heart problems?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Still need caution

We all age at a predetermined rate and with it there is loss of function and reserve of several organs including kidneys and liver even if the blood tests appear to be normal so it is prudent to reduce the doses and avoid certain combination of drugs.
This is particularly true for sedatives which can potentiate falls.

In brief: Still need caution

We all age at a predetermined rate and with it there is loss of function and reserve of several organs including kidneys and liver even if the blood tests appear to be normal so it is prudent to reduce the doses and avoid certain combination of drugs.
This is particularly true for sedatives which can potentiate falls.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
All medications pose risk for elders and should be evaluated at every office visit. Many medications pose more risk than benefit at advanced age. Only you physician can make the decision to stop medications as some can not be stopped quickly.
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