Pharmacology Quiz #23: Beers Criteria

1. A 70-year-old man with a history of insomnia is seeking a new prescription for sleep aid. According to the Beers Criteria, which of the following medications should be avoided in this patient due to increased risk of confusion, dry mouth, and urinary retention?

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2. An 82-year-old woman with a history of chronic low back pain is being reviewed for medication management. According to the Beers Criteria, which of the following medications is considered potentially inappropriate due to increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer formation, and renal impairment in older adults?

Question 2 of 5

3. A 75-year-old woman with hypertension is being evaluated for medication adjustments. According to the Beers Criteria, which of the following antihypertensive medications should be used with caution in the elderly due to an increased risk of orthostatic hypotension? 

Question 3 of 5

4. A 78-year-old man with a history of depression is being considered for a new antidepressant. According to the Beers Criteria, which of the following antidepressants is potentially inappropriate due to its strong anticholinergic and sedation properties?

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5. According to the Beers Criteria, which of the following medications is recommended to be avoided in older adults with a history of falls or fractures due to its increased risk of central nervous system (CNS) effects and increased fall risk?

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