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DEPRESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES IN OLDER PEOPLE

In Colombia, the multimorbidity of the elderly is
found between 55 and 99% which leads to the existence of
polypharmacy that typically consists of 4 or more medications.

The prevalence of this condition is found
between 25% and 75% and are the
protons the most avoidable followed by sulfonylureas,
antidepressants, NSAIDs.

Deprescription is a practice that has been consolidated throughout
world level to respond to this problem and despite
that various tools have been developed, in our
country there are no clear criteria on the subject and until recently
time has begun to be addressed in greater depth.

Download the Medication Deprescription Guide for the Elderly

Drug deprescription guide for older people