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Aging & Pharmacology

Dr Janice Schwartz is professor of clinical medicine in bioengineering and therapeutic sciences at UCSF, and also the director of research at Jewish Home in San Francisco.  

View her presentation on
Aging and Pharmacology at this link.

Please refer to a corrected slide #12 to address an error in the original presentation of the Cockcroft & Gault formula.

Take the Pre-Test

Take the Post-Test

Suggested Reading:
The Current State of Knowledge on Age, Sex, and Their Interactions on Clinical Pharmacology

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe age-related declines in body size, composition, renal elimination, and enzymatic metabolism and how these changes affect medication dosing
2. Recognize the risks of therapy involving multiple medications (polypharmacy)
3. Conceptualize a framework for minimizing polypharmacy
4. Identify unmet needs and knowledge gaps in our medication-based therapies for cardiac conditions of older people