The body of an elderly man, as a rule, has a number of physiological abnormalities. This affects the behavior of certain drugs by taking them older than 60 years, writes Live Science. This is especially true of antidepressants. It is noted that over time the body worse perceives drugs whose effectiveness is reduced, and the likelihood of adverse effects, on the contrary, increases.
Scientists advise caution in taking alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, diazepam, estazolam, flurazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, oxazepam, temazepam, triazolam. These medicines are usually prescribed for muscle spasm, insomnia, stress and anxiety. Drugs belong to the group of benzodiazepines.
After 65 years increases the sensitivity of the organism to this group of drugs decreases the metabolism of drugs that act in a long time. The result is that the frequency of occurrence of delirium, cognitive problems increases significantly. Cases of sudden drops and even accidents as a result of taking benzodiazepines.