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Antiepileptic and Antiparkinsonian Drug use for old people living in nursing homes: first report from a collaborative pharmaceutical service in a Swiss canton

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ZEUKENG, Minette-Joëlle (Unité de Recherche en Pharmacie communautaire, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Co-author(s): Locca, J.-F. (Unité de Recherche en Pharmacie communautaire, Lausanne, Switzerland)
    Mauri, D (Community Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, Pharmaceutical Sciences Section,, Switzerland)
    Di Giovanni, S (Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine Department, University of Lausanne,, Switzerland)
    Rossier, C (Pharmacists association of canton Vaud, Switzerland, Switzerland)
    Fontannaz, A (Office of Public Health of canton Vaud, Switzerland, Switzerland)
    Beffa, F (Medical Association of canton Vaud, Switzerland, Switzerland)
    Bugnon, O. (Unité de Recherche en Pharmacie communautaire, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Abstract:

    BackgroundScientific literature indicates that the use of antiepileptic (AEDs) and antiparkinsonian (APDs) drugs among elderly people is increasing. This evolution raises several problems. The therapy by APDs tends to become more complex over a long period of time (fluctuation of efficacy, needs of combination, drug interaction, side effects).

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Last update 4 October 2019

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