Six drugs dangerous for seniors

As reported by a leading physician and emergency room physician from San Francisco Pet Saver, a particular risk for older people are drugs, which are then poorly excreted from the kidneys.

Шесть лекарств, опасных для пожилых людей

In the United States due to improper use of drugs annually kill about 1.5 million people, most of whom are elderly.

There are six types of dangerous drugs, including medications of diabetes with a long half-life.

The doctor advises to use caution to receive anticholinergics, which can lead to constipation and urinary retention. While the elderly are observed cognitive impairment.

Anticholinergic drugs (anticholinergics, ganglionic, the anticholinergics, muscle relaxants) – drugs that block receptors and acetylcholine.

Also, according to Salber, the danger for the elderly are of muscle relaxants designed to reduce tone in skeletal muscles. They can cause nausea, dizziness, constipation or diarrhea.

For people in the age of junk is the intake of mineral oil, said the doctor. The fact that it contains aspirin, increase the risk of developing pneumonia.

The medic advises to be careful with benzodiazepines, since they provoke cognitive impairment.