One of the ways that polypharmacy
occurs is that some patients receive prescriptions solely from specialists practicing in isolation from a patients' other clinicians, perhaps during hospitalizations."
After reviewing your patient's medication regimen, if one of these scenarios does not clearly exist, consider a "deprescribing" approach--reducing or stopping medications--to address unnecessary and potentially detrimental polypharmacy
. For more information on deprescribing, see "6 Steps to deprescribing: A practical approach," (Current Psychiatry, June 2017, p.
Another study was conducted on the use of antipsychotic polypharmacy
in patients with Schizophrenia.
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Treating more than one disorder at a time can lead to polypharmacy
, the simultaneous use of multiple medications.
Examples of such efforts include, but are not limited to, patient counseling, medications reconciliation, and interventions to improve medication adherence and inappropriate polypharmacy
is one of the key areas highlighted by the WHO in their 2017 challenge, (11) which also needs to be addressed to reduce the harm associated with poor medication management.
"In this study of XmAb5871 in SLE patients, the use of an innovative study design that limited polypharmacy
allowed the effect on disease activity to be discriminated in a small, randomized patient population," said Dr.
However, on the other hand, with the increasing population of the elderly, the issue of polypharmacy
has also emerged.
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In this context, patients with DM have a higher risk to present polypharmacy
than other patients (7,9), and this phenomenon is defined by most of the studies as the simultaneous use of five or more medications (10-12).
"This will see pharmacists and pharmacy technicians recruited with responsibility to deal with acute and repeat prescribing and autonomously provide medication and polypharmacy
reviews, freeing up GP time to allow us to focus on delivering the care to patients that only a GP can provide."
What's more, these drugs are often used concurrently -- known as polypharmacy
-- and this is associated with a greater likelihood of experiencing depression.