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By Ronald I. Shorr MD MS

This hassle-free, entire drug reference, point-of-care utilization -provides medical details on greater than a thousand medicinal drugs and their use in geriatric sufferers. as well as dosage info 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. priceless precis sections supply 'at a look' conclusions, innovations and medical pearls.

  • Get entire assistance on the entire medicines you may conceivably stumble upon in treating the geriatric patient.
  • Better serve your geriatric sufferers with dosage and utilization instructions constructed in particular for them.
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Moderate to severe impairment: Not recommended. ■ Contraindications: Moderate or severe hepatic impairment ■ Side Effects Frequent Nausea (47%), nausea with vomiting (16%), diarrhea (12%), decreased appetite (11%) Occasional Insomnia (7%) ■ Serious Reactions • A hypersensitivity reaction may be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms include fever, rash, fatigue, intractable nausea and vomiting, severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, cough, pharyngitis, and dyspnea. • Life-threatening hypotension may occur.

Early signs and symptoms of acetaminophen toxicity include anorexia, nausea, diaphoresis, and generalized weakness within the first 12-24 hr. • Later signs of acetaminophen toxicity include vomiting, right upper quadrant tenderness, and elevated liver function tests within 48-72 hr after ingestion. • The antidote to acetaminophen toxicity is acetylcysteine. S. S. Long Term Care ■ Other Uses in Geriatric Patient: None ■ Side Effects: Of particular importance in the geriatric patient: None ■ Geriatric Considerations - Summary Preferred analgesic for mild to moderate pain in older adults due to safety profile.

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