Impact of Medications on Nutritional Status in the Elderly
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.
KeywordsElderly Patient Nutritional Status Aluminum Hydroxide Bitter Taste Multiple Medication
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