Jennifer Tam-McDevitt, PharmD, PhD | Authors

Polypharmacy, Aging, and Cancer

August 01, 2008

Polypharmacy, defined as concurrent use of several drugs, is not uncommon in the elderly and increases their risk of adverse drug reactions and interactions.[1] Besides adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions, other clinical sequelae of polypharmacy include nonadherence, increased risk of hospitalizations, and medication errors.