Aging patients have many physiologic changes that occur that may alter pharmacokinetics of medications. A recent review revealed that 48.3% of elderly patients were prescribed at least one potentially inapprorpiate medication. This group of xenobiotics was used the most?
Roux et al. performed a retrospective population-based cohort study using the Quebec Integrated Chronic Disease Surveillance System (QICDSS). Potentially inappropriate medications were defined using the 2015 Beers Criteria. Benzodiazepines were the most prevalent (25.7%) potentially inappropriate medication used. (Roux B et al. Potentially inappropriate medications in older adults: a population based cohort study. Family Practice 2019; 1-7. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmz060)