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Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Print version ISSN 1984-8250

Abstract

IRMA LEONOR, Ortega López  and  MIGUEL ERNESTO, Verdecia Rosés. Drug related problems associated with the psychoactive drugs used on geriatric, hospitalized patients. Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. [online]. 2012, vol.48, n.3, pp. 453-460. ISSN 1984-8250.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-82502012000300012.

A prospective study was carried out, to identify the drug related problems and to prevent or to solve the negative outcomes associated with medication of the geriatric patients that consumed psychoactive drugs, who were hospitalized. The study was carried out according to the DADER Method of Pharmacotherapy Monitoring, adapted to the Hospital's environment and the theoretical rationale of the Third Consent of Granada was assumed, for the considerations related to the drug related problems and the negative outcomes associated with medication. Thirty five patients were included whose ages ranged between the 60 and 90 years. Thirty six negative associated outcomes were identified, in 34 patients that represented 97.14% incidence. A prevalence of the negative outcomes associated with the necessity was observed, followed by those associated with the security. The inadequate drug uses was the drug related problem that prevailed in the sample. The psychoactive drugs that were related with these results were mainly the anxiolytics, meprobamate and the neuroleptics. Some 82.35% of the interventions were accepted, achieving resolution of 47.06% of the negative outcomes associated with medication.

Keywords : Medication [associated negative outcomes]; Psychoactive drugs [geriatric use]; Geriatric patients [use of psychoactive drugs].

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