Pharmacology Quiz #22: Age Related Changes in Pharmacokinetics

1. A 78-year-old male with a history of hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia is seen in the clinic for a follow-up visit. His physician decides to start him on a new medication. Which of the following pharmacokinetic changes is most likely to affect drug distribution in this elderly patient? 

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2. An 80-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease is prescribed a medication that is primarily eliminated by renal excretion. Compared to a younger adult, how might the pharmacokinetics of this drug be altered in this patient? 

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3. A geriatrician is considering prescribing a new medication to an 85-year-old man with multiple comorbidities. Which of the following age-related changes might reduce the oral bioavailability of the drug in this patient?

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4. Considering age-related changes in pharmacokinetics, which of the following adjustments is most appropriate when prescribing medications to elderly patients? 

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5. A pharmacologist is lecturing on the effects of aging on drug metabolism. He explains that a decrease in which of the following is a common change that affects drug metabolism in the elderly? 

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