Elderly patients take a large number of drugs especially psychoactive agents and polypharmacy seems to be the rule in acute hospital settings and in institutions alike knowledge about alteration in drug response with aging is still at a preliminary and investigational stage and the problem is compounded by the fact that there are relatively few drugs for which a special geriatric dosage . Drug interactions can also contribute to the cost of healthcare as a serious drug interaction could result in injury hospitalization or rarely death not all drug interactions are bad some medications may be better absorbed if taken with food or may have more favorable blood levels if taken with other medications that affect metabolic enzymes. Get this from a library drug interactions update american society of hospital pharmacists annual reviews of updates drugs are listed under broad pharmacological categories index. Drug interactions update 1982 edward a hartshorn home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you . The information is not intended to cover all possible uses directions precautions drug interactions or adverse effects nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is
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