Try to Limit Anticholinergic Meds in the Elderly

Quality measures and the ongoing focus on high-risk meds will drive more efforts to limit anticholinergics in seniors.

Expect to see payer or MTM alerts for elderly patients getting some anticholinergic Rxs...due to the risk of delirium, cognitive impairment, falls, hospitalization, etc.

Consider evaluating anticholinergic "burden" with our chart, Drugs With Anticholinergic Activity. Identify opportunities to stop, switch, or lower doses of anticholinergic meds in elderly patients.

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