misuse of the Beers criteria to determine drug therapy in the elderly

Experts are concerned about misuse of the Beers criteria to determine drug therapy in the elderly.

The "Beers list" started as a guide for drugs to avoid in nursing home patients to reduce drug problems.

It includes some antihistamines...alpha-blockers...antispasmodics...benzodiazepines...incontinence meds...muscle relaxants...tricyclic antidepressants...and others.  

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