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Geriatric pp 50-53 | Cite as

Impact of Medications on Nutritional Status in the Elderly

  • Stephen Bartlett
  • Mary Marian
  • Douglas Taren
  • Myra L. Muramoto

Abstract

People 65 years and older make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population, yet they use about 30% of the country’s prescription and nonprescription drugs. Many elderly patients are on multiple medications for treatment of chronic conditions and diseases. Further complicating pharmaceutical management of elderly patients are physiological changes brought on by the aging process that affect the way the body absorbs, distributes, metabolizes, and eliminates medications.

Keywords

Elderly Patient Nutritional Status Aluminum Hydroxide Bitter Taste Multiple Medication 
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© Chapman & Hall 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Bartlett
    • 1
  • Mary Marian
    • 1
  • Douglas Taren
    • 1
  • Myra L. Muramoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Nutrition Curriculum in Medical EducationArizona Prevention CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineUSA

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