Although the term polypharmacy tends to have negative connotations, in some cases it may be indicated for treatment. This topic may be most useful for professional staff working with people who are aging.
Resources from Other Organizations
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults provides access to the 2015 revision to the Beers Criteria and related resources. Note: Access to these resources requires registration at the AGS website.
- Polytherapy and Off-Label Dosages: Prescribing Antipsychotic Medication in a Medicaid Population (PDF) describes patterns of antipsychotic medication use in a group of people who are aging or who have disabilities.
- List of Psychopharmacology Algorithms is a resource for issues listed by diagnosis and additional references related to psychopharmacology.