Thursday, September 10, 2009

Potentially Inappropriate Medications for the Elderly According to the Revised Beers Criteria

Hello everyone,

I thought this list important to post. My mother was on two of these medications when she went into the hospital (and part of the reason she had to go).

I've also heard one can hire a geriatric pharmacist to review a medication list for your elder. Here is a link to finding one in your area.


  1. Great links. I'd never heard of a geriatric pharmacist. What a great concept! Thanks Lisa.

    Straight From Hel

  2. Lisa,

    Interesting links. I want Sues brother to check out the drug list to see if their mother is taking any of them. The closest geriatric pharmacist is fifty miles from us, that stinks. We feel we do business with a very good pharmacist. On more than one occasion he has caught mistakes our doctor has made. When that happens he ask if you want to call your doctor or if you'd like him to make the call. We've always done it ourselves which could be the wrong way to handle it. I imagine a call from the pharmacist would be quite a wake up call for the doctor.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

  3. That's great that you have a pharmacist that you trust. I actually like mine too, and since my mother's meds were given to her by McLean Hospital during this program, I feel very confident she is on the right path so it won't be something I'll use.