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Excessive consumption of psychotropic drugs cause problems in the elderly, study warns

Research evaluates as use of medication incorrectly, alcohol and other drogras can affect the health of the elderly

 
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A study titled 'Use of Psychotropic Medications in elderly patients in a referral center for elderly health-Ada CAIMI Rodrigues Viana, in Manaus, is being developed and alert to the consumption of psychotropic drugs in the elderly.

The research evaluates the use of psychotropic drugs (drugs, alcohol and other drugs) and its relationship with socio-economic concerns and health of this population.

The studies are the work of undergraduate research student developed by the 8th period Pharmacy course at the Federal University of Amazonas (Ufam) and Volunteer Program of Scientific Initiation Ufam, Ana Jacqueline Coelho Rodrigues.

According to the researcher, because of the numerous diseases, the elderly are prone to ingest several medications, which becomes a concern, since the use of one or more drugs may pose health risks, especially when used incorrectly.

Data collection is being accomplished through a standardized questionnaire to be answered by persons 60 years or older were enrolled in that health unit. Medicines used are listed in the last 7 days and they will be grouped by pharmacological groups. Will also be analyzed information about concomitant use with other drugs and self-medication.

According to the student, the research is in the development phase. According to the stipulated time schedule of activities for the project completion is forecast for the month of July 2013.

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   Palavras-chave:   Psychotropics    Elderly    Mediamentos    Drugs    Alcohol    UFAM Amazon   
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