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Availability of a particular medication in the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Drug Index can be found at: https:// Beers Criteria 2012 - Summary Back to Top Because the Beers List has been updated several times and also varies across jurisdictions, comparable data related to the use of these drugs and their effects are difficult to obtain.
A 2001 study found that 21% of community-dwelling elderly US patients were on at least one of 33 potentially inappropriate medications.
Study Population: Over the age of 66 treated with digoxin. Clarithromycin may inhibit P-glycoprotein-mediated tubular secretion of digoxin.
Concomitant use of digoxin and macrolide antibiotics may lead to increased risk of hospitalization in the elderly. estimated that patients who are hospitalized due to digoxin toxicity are 15 times more likely to be taking clarithromycin and 4 times more likely to be taking azithromycin or erythromycin. Drug Toxicity/ Adverse Event: Re-infarction Possible Mechanism of Action: Clopidogrel is a pro-drug requiring activation by CYP 2C19.
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Here, you will find information on the Beers List and other high risk medications for older persons, along with an explanation of their effects and suggestions for safer alternatives.
Study Population: Older than 66 years treated with an ACEI. When used together they may precipitate hyperkalemia.
Safety information/warnings from Health Canada can be viewed at Recent Advisories Warnings and Recalls; as well as Canadian Adverse Reaction newsletters.
Not all of the medications on the Beers list are funded through the Ontario Public Drug Programs.
This review, carried out by Mc Leod and colleagues and based on a survey of a 32 member national panel of experts, also considered reasons for prescribing the medications, comorbidities, and duration of therapy.
The Beers criteria was updated and released in 2012. Back to Top AGS Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults from the American Geriatrics Society Printable Pocket Card.