- If taking >4 medications daily or any of the following:
- Antianxiety or tranquilizers
- Narcotic pain medicine
- Cardiovascular medication
- Duplication of medication
- Refer to Pharmacist for further evaluation
- Refer to American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Beers Criteria:
- The 2012 AGS Beers Criteria includes a review of
fifty-three medications in which are divided into three categories.
The Criteria addresses those medications that are either inappropriate
or potentially inappropriate for the older adult population.
Additionally, it provides medications that should be avoided in older
adults with specific diseases in order to decrease possible
exacerbations. The AGS Beers Criteria allows for closer monitoring and
gives the opportunity for clinicians to provide better patient care.
- For more complete information, refer to the Beers criteria developed by the AGS.
The American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel. American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication use in Older Adults. J AM Geriatr Soc. 2012:1-16.