older adults

older adults

Aging and Pharmacology in Geriatric Medicine

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Older adults experience adverse drug events significantly more often than their younger counterparts. A stronger physiological understanding of how older adults react to medications can help geriatricians and other physicians prevent adverse events, and monitor pharmacological use more effectively. Zachary Marcum, PharmD, an assistant professor of Geriatrics at UPMC, discusses the importance of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the medication use processes in the treatment of older adults.