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dc.contributor.authorPereira da Silva Marchini, Adriana Mathias-
dc.contributor.authorde Deco, Camila Porto-
dc.contributor.authorVieira Silva, Michele Roberta-
dc.contributor.authorLodi, Karina Bortolin-
dc.contributor.authorda Rocha, Rosilene Fernandes-
dc.contributor.authorMarchini, Leonardo-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Gerontology. Taipei: Elsevier Taiwan, v. 5, n. 2, p. 94-97, 2011.-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The use of multiple medicines is very frequent among the elderly, allowing them to perceive more often adverse side effects from drugs and present undesirable drug interactions.Methods: This article presents a cross-sectional survey about the use of medicines among 300 elderly Brazilians, equally divided into institutionalized and community-dwelling groups.Results: The average daily intake of medicines is 3.2 among institutionalized elderly, a higher (p < 0.001) number when compared with community-dwelling elderly, who takes an average of 1.8 medicines daily. The most commonly used medications are antihypertensives (58.0%), diuretics (23.0%), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (22.7%), supplements (21.7%), antidiabetics (16.3%), and antiulcerants (14.0%). Antiulcerants, diuretics, supplements, and central nervous system drugs are more frequently used by institutionalized than by community-dwelling elderly.Conclusion: In this Brazilian elderly sample, the most widely used medicines were antihypertensives, diuretics, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and institutionalized used more medications than community-dwelling elderly. Copyright (C) 2011, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency & Critical Care Medicine. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. All rights reserved.en
dc.publisherElsevier Taiwan-
dc.sourceWeb of Science-
dc.subjectadverse drug reactionsen
dc.subjectinstitutionalized elderlyen
dc.titleUse of Medicines Among a Brazilian Elderly Sample: A Cross-sectional Studyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Vale do Paraiba-
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Taubate-
dc.description.affiliationSão Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sao Jose dos Campos Sch Dent, Dept Biosci & Oral Diagnost, BR-12245010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Vale do Paraiba, Sch Dent, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Taubate, Dept Dent, São Paulo, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUnespSão Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sao Jose dos Campos Sch Dent, Dept Biosci & Oral Diagnost, BR-12245010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil-
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