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Table 3 Special risk drugs

From: Medication quality and quality of life in the elderly, a cohort study

  Percent taking the drug Percent lacking indication
Analgesics (light), ongoing 40.1 36.3
Analgesics (midrange), ongoing 7.5 50.0
Analgesics (strong), ongoing 9.5 47.1
Bulk/laxatives, ongoing 22.4 67.9
Benzodiazepines (short acting), total 10.2 82.4
Benzodiazepines (long acting), total 4.8 66.7
Sleeping tablets, total 44.2 88.1
NSAID, total 5.4 50.0
Neuroleptics, total 3.4 100.0
PPI, totalt 27.9 57.9
Digoxin, total 13.6 35.0
Loop diuretics, total 59.9 18.6
SSRI, total 19 70.4
Other anticholinergics*, total 21.8 70.4
  1. NSAID - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
  2. PPI - Proton-Pump Inhibitor
  3. SSRI - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
  4. *Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, Clemastine, Desloratadine, Hydroxyzine, Loratadine, Montelukast and Tolterodine