Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 12

Geriatric Pharmacology: What to Consider While Prescribing to an Elderly Person?

Yogendra Narayanrao Keche*

Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Yogendra Narayanrao Keche, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.

Received: October 25, 2022 Published: November 01, 2022

Elderly is the person above 65 years of age. Elderly Suffer from or having chances of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, vascular dementia, stroke, visual impairment, cataracts and macular degeneration, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and fractures, cancer, incontinence. Hence, they need a greater number of drugs for the treatment. There are changes in responses to some drugs with advanced age and also the drug usage patterns changed due increase in number of drugs. Many diseases, nutritional problems and reduced financial resources lead to reduced dosing compliance in elderly [1].

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Citation

Citation: Yogendra Narayanrao Keche. “Geriatric Pharmacology: What to Consider While Prescribing to an Elderly Person?". Acta Scientific Pharmacology 3.12 (2022): 01-03.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Yogendra Narayanrao Keche. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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