Important notice

Meds75+ – information regarding the use for persons aged 75+

Substances A-Z
  • Ib

  • Ibuprofenum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only. May decrease renal function. Avoid use in severe renal insufficiency. May increase blood pressure, worsen cardiac insuffiency and cause cardiovascular events. Increases risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Take interactions into account, especially with anticoagulants. Remember that anti-inflammatory analgesics are commonly used in self-care.
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only. May decrease renal function. Avoid use in severe renal insufficiency. May increase blood pressure, worsen cardiac insuffiency and cause cardiovascular events. Increases risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Take interactions into account, especially with anticoagulants. Remember that anti-inflammatory analgesics are commonly used in self-care.
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only. May decrease renal function. Avoid use in severe renal insufficiency. May increase blood pressure, worsen cardiac insuffiency and cause cardiovascular events. Increases risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Take interactions into account, especially with anticoagulants. Remember that anti-inflammatory analgesics are commonly used in self-care.
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only. May decrease renal function. Avoid use in severe renal insufficiency. Note increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events. Take interactions into account, especially with anticoagulants. Remember that anti-inflammatory analgesics are commonly used in self-care.
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Systemic absorption is low when applied on to the skin as specified in the instructions for use.
  • In

  • Indapamidum
    Used as "DIURETICS"
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Efficacy is lost in renal insufficiency. Take into account the risk of orthostatic hypotension and hyponatraemia and -kalemia.
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Efficacy is lost in renal insufficiency. Take into account the risk of orthostatic hypotension and hyponatraemia and -kalemia.
  • Indometacinum
    Class D
    Avoid use in older persons. Do not use in severe renal insufficiency. Significant adverse effects include gastrointestinal bleeding, renal insufficiency and its worsening, elevated blood pressure, cardiac insufficiency, dizziness and psychosis. Take interactions into account, especially with other drugs that increase the risk of bleeding and with antihypertensive agents.
  • Insulinum degludecum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Avoidance of hypoglycaemia is of paramount importance.
  • Insulinum detemirum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Avoidance of hypoglycaemia is of paramount importance.
  • Insulinum glarginum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Avoidance of hypoglycaemia is of paramount importance.
  • Insulinum glulisinum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Avoidance of hypoglycaemia is of paramount importance.
  • Insulinum humanum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Avoidance of hypoglycaemia is of paramount importance.
  • Ip

  • Ipratropii bromidum
  • Is

  • Isosorbidi dinitras
    Used as "CARDIAC THERAPY"
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Note possibility of reduced blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension.
  • Iv

  • Ivermectinum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. For topical treatment of the skin.

Icon explanation

Class A A (green): Suitable for the older persons. The medicinal substance can be used as in younger patients. Changes due to aging do not affect the dose or frequency of administration, and the adverse reaction profile is not different from that of younger patients.

Class B B (grey): There is little research evidence, practical experience or efficacy in older persons.

Class C C (yellow): Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. The medicinal substance can be used by older persons, but the dose might either have to be reduced, or the frequency of administration decreased due to mild or moderate renal insufficiency or a significant risk of interactions or adverse reactions.

Class D D (red): Avoid use in older persons. Use is possible only in exceptional cases or on a one-off basis. Changes due to aging predispose older persons to adverse or dangerous reactions to the drug. The risk of adverse reactions typically exceeds the benefits.

Meds75+ data source is Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea (licensed under CC BY 4.0).
Data updated on Mar 30, 2021.