090 More on Avoiding Risky Medications and the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K provides more information on what s included in the 2019 update of the American Geriatrics Society AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, with a focus on which drugs she thinks are most important to avoid. She also addresses which medications are associated with falls, cognitive impairment, and other key conditions. She covers:

  • How the 2019 Beers Criteria is organized
  • Options for accessing the 2019 update
  • Which medications should be avoided in people with memory problems, per the Beers Criteria
  • Which drugs to avoid or use with caution if you have a history of falls or fractures
  • Other common risky medications to be aware of
  • What to know about opioid painkillers and the 2019 Beers Criteria
  • 5 things you can do to be proactive about medications safety in aging
  • Where to find consumer brochures that can help you discuss deprescribing for the most common risky medications

Related episodes:

088- Interview: Avoiding Inappropriate Prescribing in Aging & What to Know About the Beers Criteria

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031- Choosing the Safest Over-the-Counter Painkiller in Aging

046- Interview: Deprescribing & Reducing Risky Medications in Aging

034- Preventing Falls: 10 Types of Medication to Reconsider

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