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A local practical guide to support medication review has been developed by the NI Network of Pharmacists with a special interest in Older People.
This guide is aimed at supporting pharmacists in any setting to identify medicines which may be potentially inappropriate for older people and should therefore be reviewed. It gives explicit examples of medicine names/classes and the clinical condition or scenario in which it is considered inappropriate. The tables include the reasons why and in a few examples, some practical advice how best to stop or amend. The guide also provides a section on medicines which provide benefits to the older person but all too often fail to be prescribed. The guide has been compiled using a variety of up to date resources and will continue to be developed by the network steering group with the most up to date version available via the pharmacy forum website. If you have any questions or queries about this guide please contact firstname.lastname@example.org