Beers Criteria: Independent of Diagnoses or Conditions 

Updated: May 15, 2014
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; more...
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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

Analgesics/anti-inflammatory agents

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Antiarrhythmics

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Anticholinergics/antihistamines

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Antidepressants

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Antihypertensive

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Antiplatelet agents

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Antipsychotics

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  • First-generation antipsychotics (H)

  • Mesoridazine (H)

Anxiolytics

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Dementia agents

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  • Anticholinergics (H)

  • Benzodiazepines (H)

  • Ergot mesyloids (L)

  • Cyclandelate (L)

Gastrointestinal antispasmodics

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Hormone agents

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Laxatives

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  • Bisacodyl (H)

  • Cascara sagrada (H)

  • Mineral oil (H)

  • Neoloid (H)

Muscle relaxants

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Nutritional supplements

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Oral hypoglycemics

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Sedatives

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Stimulants/anorexic agents

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