Your longtime patient, CA, is referred to your services for medication therapy management (MTM). CA is a 79 year old female with a past medical history of osteoporosis, GERD, occasional constipation and anxiety.  She has no significant social or family history and no known drug allergies.  Because the patient is elderly, there is a higher risk of adverse effects with diazepam than with other benzodiazepines that have shorter half lives. The patient should be counseled on these risks and to avoid operating machinery or doing anything that requires full attention until she knows how the medication affects her.

File Type: myde
Categories: Dispensing exercise
Tags: benzodiazepine, Diazepam, elderly
Author: University of Kentucky