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

Substances A-Z
  • Pa

  • Paracetamolum
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Maximum dose in regular use 2-3 g/day. Note paracetamol in OTC drugs and combination products. Overdose is hepatotoxic. Concurrent use with warfarin is possible if INR values are monitored.
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Maximum dose in regular use 3 g/day. Note paracetamol in OTC drugs and combination products. Overdose is hepatotoxic. Concurrent use with warfarin is possible if INR values are monitored.
    Used as "ANALGESICS"
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. Maximum dose in regular use 2-3 g/day. Note paracetamol in OTC drugs and combination products. Overdose is hepatotoxic. Concurrent use with warfarin is possible if INR values are monitored.
  • Pe

  • Penciclovirum
    Class A
    Topical treatment: Suitable for older persons.
  • Pentoxifyllinum
    Class D
    Avoid use in older persons. Increase the dosing interval in moderate and severe renal insufficiency. Modest efficacy and may cause several adverse drug effects.
  • Ph

  • Phenoxymethylpenicillinum kalicum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. May potentiate the effect of methotrexate.
  • Pi

  • Pilocarpini hydrochloridum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Start and continue therapy under supervision by an ophthalmologist.
  • Piroxicamum
  • Pitofenoni hydrochloridum
  • Pl

  • Plantaginis ovatae seminis tegumentum
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.
  • Po

  • Polymyxini B sulfas
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. For temporary use.
  • Pr

  • Pramipexolum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Sedative. Start therapy under specialist supervision. Reduce the dose in even moderate renal insufficiency. The most common adverse effects are orthostatic hypotension, gastrointestinal symptoms, drowsiness, hallucinations, confusion and sudden bouts of falling asleep. Take interactions into account, especially with antipsychotics.
  • Prednisoloni pivalas
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons. For temporary use. Long term use only under supervision by an ophthalmologist. Do not use if fungal or viral infection is suspected.
  • Prednisolonum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Adverse effects are emphasised in long-term use. Take interactions into account.
  • Pregabalinum
    Used as "ANTIEPILEPTICS"
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Sedative. Reduce the dose in even mild renal insufficiency. May prolong the QTc interval. Note especially central nervous system adverse effects. Addiction might develop.
  • Propranololi hydrochloridum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. Non-selective beta blocker. Significant adverse effects include sleep disorders, depression, muscular weakness and bronchial contraction. Take interactions into account, especially with drugs affecting the conduction pathways of the heart.
  • Ps

  • Pseudoephedrini hydrochloridum
    Class C
    Suitable for older persons, with specific cautions. For short-term use only (<10 days) as necessary. Increase the dosing interval in even mild renal insufficiency. Take into account sympathomimetic effects.
  • Py

  • Pyridoxini hydrochloridum
    Used as "VITAMINS"
    Class A
    Suitable for older persons.

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.