Important notice

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

Substances A-Z
  • Na

  • Nabumetonum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only. May decrease renal function. Reduce the dose in moderate and 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.
  • Naloxoni hydrochloridum
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class B
    There is a lack of research evidence, clinical experience or efficacy among older persons.
  • Naproxenum
    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.
  • Naproxenum natricum
    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.
  • Natrii alendronas trihydricus
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Inappropriate for bedpatients. Do not use in severe renal insufficiency. The patient must be able to take the medicine with sufficient liquid and remain in an upright position for 30 minutes after ingestion. Recommended period of use: 5 years. Iron, magnesium, aluminium and calcium decrease absorption. Supervision by dentist recommended before starting therapy.
  • Natrii ascorbas
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii chloridum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii citras
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii cromoglicas
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii hydrogenocarbonas
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii laurilsulfoacetas
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For temporary use.
  • Natrii sulfas anhydricus
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Natrii valproas
    Used as "ANTIEPILEPTICS"
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Low albumin level in serum increases the response. Take into account adverse effects, such as hyponatraemia och changes in blood count. Monitor liver function.
  • Ni

  • Nifedipinum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons (applies to long-acting preparations). Significant adverse effects include constipation, ankle oedema and orthostatic hypotension. Take interactions into account. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice during treatment.
  • Nitrofurantoinum
    Class D
    Avoid use in older persons. Do not use in moderate and severe renal insufficiency. Take significant adverse effects into account, such as alterations in the lungs and peripheral neuropathy.
  • No

  • Norethisteroni acetas
    Class D
    Avoid use in older persons. In systemic use, take adverse effects into account, such as risk of cardiovascular diseases and venous thromboembolisms. Take interactions into account.
  • Ny

  • Nystatinum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. No clinically significant interactions.

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.