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Are older women at risk for medication problems?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes.
And older men too.
As physiologic reserves in major organ systems decline and major chronic illness intervenes in later life, there is less ability of the organism to respond to insults or stresses of medication. In addition older people tend to require more medications and this leads to a multiplicity of potential drug interactions with sometime serious consequence.

In brief: Yes.
And older men too.
As physiologic reserves in major organ systems decline and major chronic illness intervenes in later life, there is less ability of the organism to respond to insults or stresses of medication. In addition older people tend to require more medications and this leads to a multiplicity of potential drug interactions with sometime serious consequence.
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