Beers Criteria: Independent of Diagnoses or Conditions 

Updated: Jul 13, 2021
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; more...
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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

Analgesics/anti-inflammatory agents

Analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents included in the criteria include the following:

Antiarrhythmics

Antiarrhythmics include the following:

Anticholinergics/antihistamines

Anticholinergics and antihistamines include the following:

Antidepressants

Antidepressants include the following:

Antihypertensive

Antihypertensive medications include the following:

Antiplatelet agents

Antiplatelet agents include the following:

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics include the following:

  • First-generation antipsychotics (H)

  • Mesoridazine (H)

Anxiolytics

Anxiolytics include the following:

Dementia agents

Dementia agents include the following:

  • Anticholinergics (H)

  • Benzodiazepines (H)

  • Ergot mesyloids (L)

  • Cyclandelate (L)

Gastrointestinal antispasmodics

Gastrointestinal antispasmodics include the following:

Hormone agents

Hormone agents include the following:

Laxatives

Laxatives include the following:

  • Bisacodyl (H)

  • Cascara sagrada (H)

  • Mineral oil (H)

  • Neoloid (H)

Muscle relaxants

Muscle relaxants include the following:

Nutritional supplements

Nutritional supplements include the following:

Oral hypoglycemics

Oral hypoglycemics include the following:

Sedatives

Sedatives include the following:

Stimulants/anorexic agents

Stimulants and anorexic agents include the following: