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By Ronald I. Shorr MD MS

This undemanding, accomplished drug reference, point-of-care utilization -provides scientific details on greater than a thousand medications and their use in geriatric sufferers. as well as dosage details and medical symptoms, this reference additionally addresses the not easy problems with drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic functionality, withdrawal occasions, and extra. worthwhile precis sections offer 'at a look' conclusions, options and medical pearls.

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S. Long Term Care abciximab (ab-siks’-ih-mab) ■ Brand Name(s): ReoPro Chemical Class: Glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor ■ Clinical Pharmacology: Mechanism of Action: A glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitor that rapidly inhibits platelet aggregation by preventing the binding of fibrinogen to GP IIb/IIIa receptor sites on platelets. Therapeutic Effect: Prevents closure of treated coronary arteries. Prevents acute cardiac ischemic complications. Pharmacokinetics: Rapidly cleared from plasma. Initial-phase half-life is less than 10 min; second-phase half-life is 30 min.

Isometheptene: An indirect-acting sympathomimetic agent with vasoconstricting activity whose exact mechanism is unknown, but appears to constrict cerebral blood vessels and reduce pulsation in cerebral arteries that may be responsible for the pain of migraine headaches. Dichloralphenazone: A complex of chloral hydrate and antipyrine that acts as a mild sedative and relaxant. Therapeutic Effect: Relieves migraine headaches. Pharmacokinetics: Rapidly, completely absorbed from GI tract; rectal absorption variable.

Asp. Several classes of medicines are excluded from Medicare Part D: benzodiazepines, barbiturates, nonprescription drugs, most prescription vitamin and mineral products, drugs for weight loss or weight gain, and drugs for the symptomatic relief of coughs or colds. Medicare Part D allows states, through Medicaid, to pay for these agents for Medicare enrollees who are enrolled in both programs. Summary It is important for health care providers to be aware of the issues involved in using drug therapies in older patients, because older patients are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of drugs.

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