Medications that are potentially inappropriate for older adults with certain common health problems older adults often have other specific diseases or disorders that some medications may make worse see the list types of medications that should be used with caution in older adults medicines on this list can cause medication related problems. 6 common medication problems in aging what you can do chances are that person is taking at least a few prescription medications if not several see this post and this post for my recommendations on safer managing of blood pressure in the elderly. Medications play an expanding role in health care as we grow older people are more likely to develop one or more chronic illnesses with advancing age and appropriate medication medication safety for the elderly a guide for patients and caregivers nonprescription medicines . Drugs to avoid in the elderly appropriately caring for older patients who often have multiple co morbid conditions is a challenge for physicians. Medications that are safe in younger persons arent necessarily safe in the elderly also older persons tend to take more medications raising the possibility of unwanted drug interactions
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