Geriatric Dosage Handbook: Including Monitoring, Clinical Recommendations, and OBRA Guidelines
As the percentage of patients over 65 increases, many healthcare professionals have to address the challenge of how to appropriately administer dosage and medication to this segment of the population. The Geriatric Dosage Handbook, 8th Edition, is a practical and convenient reference for clinical drug information for the elderly. A key resource, this handbook covers 2,500 geriatric-sensitive medications and over 1,000 drug updates/ improvements, lists brand and generic names alphabetically, has over 800 monographs and an index of international brand names from over 58 countries.
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ACE inhibitors Administer adult population Adverse Reactions Percentages agents anemia anticholinergic arrhythmias Available No Therapeutic Available Yes calcium Canadian Brand Names carbamazepine Cardiovascular caution in patients Central nervous system cephalosporins CNS depression Contraindications Hypersensitivity corticosteroids Cytochrome P450 Cytochrome P450 Effect decreased Dermatologic diarrhea digoxin disease dizziness Dosage adjustment Dosage Forms Dosage Geriatrics dose Drug Interactions Drug/Food Interactions dyspnea erythromycin ethanol Gastrointestinal Geriatric Geriatrics and Adults Guaifenesin Half-life headache hepatic hydrochloride Hydrochlorothiazide hypercalcemia hypertension hypotension important or life-threatening inhibitors Inhibits injection Limited to important Mechanism of Action mg/day mg/mL mL/minute Monitoring Parameters nausea Neuromuscular & skeletal NSAIDs Nursing Implications older adults Oral Overdosage Symptoms include Patient Information Percentages are reflective Pharmacokinetics Pharmacokinetics Absorption phenytoin pruritus rash renal function renal impairment respiratory seizures serum concentrations sodium Special Geriatric Considerations specific for older St John's wort syndrome Tablet Test Interactions therapy times/day toxicity Toxicology treatment U.S. Brand Names ulcer urine vomiting Yes Therapeutic Category