Geriatric Pharmacology:
Strategies for Safe and Effective Medication Use

Peggy Odegard, PharmD, CDE, FASCP

Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education
Department of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • List the major pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes with aging that impact medication selection and dosing.
  • Identify medication-related risks for a particular case patient.
  • Suggest three strategies for minimizing drug-related problems in older adults.

[From the Spring 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]