Rational use of medicines – a portrait in a nursing home in Coimbra
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Poster
- By: MATOS, Cristiano (College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Department of Pharmacy, Coimbra, Portugal)
- Co-author(s): Oliveira, S. (College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Pires, T. (College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Joaquim, J.J. (College of Health Technology of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
The spread of the consumption of drugs and the occurrence of the chronic and degenerative diseases in the elderly are the main reasons that increases the vulnerability of the elderly to the adverse drug reactions. Also, the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes of aging (changes in drug metabolism, decreased ability of the liver and kidneys.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.