Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Poloypharmacy in the elderly. It needs to be at least 1000 words.
Polypharmacy means “many drugs” or the use of more medication than is clinically indicated or warranted (Fulton 2005). It is a problem with significant concern because. it leads to more adverse drug reactions and decreased adherence to drug regimens. The patient may have poor quality of life, high rate of symptomatology and unwarranted drug expenses. Polypharmacy is more of a concern in the elderly because, illness is more common in the elderly and hence the number of prescribed drugs also is more. Although elderly people (&gt.65 years of age) form only about 12 % of population, they represent about 33% of prescription drug and 40% of over-the-counter drug consumers (“Polypharmacy in the elderly”). Also, the pharmacokinetics of the aged is so different that the effects of the drugs are more.