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  • Sleeping Pills and Tranquilizers [hide all summaries]
    Older adults have a much more difficult time eliminating benzodiazepines and similar drugs from their bloodstreams and these drugs can thus accumulate in their bodies. Also, older adults are more sensitive to the effects of many of these drugs than are younger adults. For older adults the risk of serious adverse drug effects is significantly increased. Serious adverse effects may include: unsteady gait, dizziness, falling (causing an increased risk of hip fractures), increased risk of an auto accident, drug-induced or drug-worsened impairment of thinking, memory loss, and addiction.

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  • Alternatives for Sleeping Problems [hide all summaries]
    (July 2010)
    Experts in sleep and aging have stated, “It’s extraordinarily rare to find an old person who actually requires sleeping pills." This article lists many over-the-counter and prescription drugs that can actually cause difficulty with sleeping and also discusses a variety of non-pharmacologic alternatives to sleeping pills. Sleep experts have also said that “Nonpharmacological treat­ments not only cause fewer side ef­fects, but they can sustain long-term improvements more successfully than pharmacological treatments.”
  • Nine Reasons Why Older Adults Are More Likely Than Younger Adults to Have Adverse Drug Reactions [hide all summaries]
    (May 2008)
    Older patients are especially at increased risk for adverse drug reactions because of age-related factors. The article reviews nine reasons why this is the case and discusses what you can do about these often-preventable adverse reactions. Increasing awareness of this problem should result in the prescription of far fewer drugs to older adults, and those that are prescribed will be given at lower doses in most instances.

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