Avoiding adverse drug effects in elderly patients
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Medical Education, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York; Clinical Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Address: Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1070, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574
This review delineates why commonly prescribed drugs and dosages often have unexpected responses in the elderly, and suggests ways to improve prescribing for this vulnerable population.