658 top medical experts on Polypharmacy across 42 countries and 40 U.S. states, including 599 MDs (Physicians). This is based on an objective analysis of their Scientific Publications, Clinical Trials, Medicare, and NIH Grants.

  1. Polypharmacy: The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from drug combinations, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from drug therapy, combination, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
  2. Clinical guidelines are the recommended starting point to understand initial steps and current protocols in any disease or procedure:
  3. Broader Categories (#Experts): Drug Therapy (1,048).


  

        

                    


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