Non Polypharmacy In The Elderly

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Discussion The purpose of this systematic review was to find studies focused on polypharmacy in the elderly and if there were any significant health risks compared to non-polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is when a patient is taking multiple medications (usually 4+) at the same time. This can get complicated when the drugs being taken will interact with each other. This can also cause problems when elderly patients forget to take certain medications or do not follow specific order while taking them. What this systematic review found was that polypharmacy does indeed increase health risks in the elderly population and that steps should be taken to mitigate these risks in clinical settings by reducing amounts of prescriptions. Although the 15

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