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Implications of anti-cholinergic effects of medicines in older women
Many common medicines used by older people have anticholinergic effects – such as dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and confusion. This study will establish the role of “anticholinergic burden” from medicines in risk for serious adverse health outcomes in older women, using Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health data. The findings will have important implications for prescribing practice and for prevention of disability and adverse events among community-living older people.
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Prof Julie Byles
Prof Lynne Parkinson
Prof Dimity Pond
Ms Susan Goode
Dr Jennifer Stewart Williams
Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore
Dr Colin McCowan
Dr Jane Robertson
Dr Allison Thomsen
Dr Gillian Caughey
A/Prof Rachael Moorin
Dr Danijela Gnjidic
A/Prof Christopher Etherton-Beer
A/Prof Sarah Hilmer
Prof Andrew McLachlan
Dr Thomas Lo
A/Prof Julie Redfern
Prof Parker Magin