Medication Therapy Management in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

A Focus on OTC Agents

Lynn Chan, PharmD; Philip J. Gregory, PharmD, MS, FACN; Lee E. Morrow, MD, MSc, FCCP; Mark A Malesker, PharmD, FCCP, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2016;41(10):HS16-HS21. 

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Conclusion

OTC medications are frequently used in the elderly for acute and chronic conditions. OTC products can be associated with potential adverse effects upon various organ systems and laboratory results. Thus, it is critical that the hospital pharmacist not overlook OTC agents during medication reconciliation and be familiar with potential complications and safety concerns associated with these products.

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