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Drug Adverse Effects
Although corticosteroid bursts have potential for improving outcomes for many acute illnesses, this study shows that the potential harms are not trivial.
A surfer presents with a worsening rash with erythema and scaling after treatment with a topical medication.
May 15, 2021 Issue
Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List [Practice Guidelines]
The Pediatric Pharmacy Association produced a list of key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics, or the KIDs List, to guide physicians who treat children.
The Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) List is an open access, evidence-based reference aimed at improving medication safety in children.
The American College of Physicians published guidelines for testosterone therapy in cis gender men with age-related low testosterone based on a systematic review.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology developed a summary of known risks of using off-label hormone treatments.
The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that should be used ...
Polypharmacy, commonly defined as the use of at least five medications, can have negative consequences for both the patient and health care system. Physicians should identify and prioritize medications to discontinue and discuss potential deprescribing with patients. A specific follow-up plan should be developed, including reviewing the patient’s medication list at every visit.
The limited rigorous data on deprescribing suggest that many patients can safely stop unnecessary medication, but symptom relapse is significant.
There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.