Drug induced confusion in the elderly: a report of two cases. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Two case histories are presented to illustrate the advent of cerebral dysfunction in elderly people treated with drugs not usually associated with these side effects at the levels prescribed. A brief review of the side effects of these agents is covered. Some suggestion about the need for caution in the use of any medication are made as well as the need to consider toxic effects of medications as an etiological factor in confusion in the aged.

publication date

  • May 1980