Prescribing: Elderly PLWH

Prescribing in the Elderly PLWH


i-iii  The Beers and STOPP criteria are tools established by experts in geriatric pharmacotherapy to detect and reduce the burden of inappropriate prescribing in elderly. Inappropriate medicines include, for instance, those which in elderly persons with certain diseases can lead to drug-disease interactions, are associated with a higher risk of adverse drug reactions in the elderly, medicines that predictably increase the risk of falls in the elderly or those to be avoided in case of organ dysfunction. The START criteria consist of evidence-based indicators of potential prescribing omission in elderly with specific medical conditions

Adapted from [10], [11], [12]