Risks to older people of concomitant medicines use
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Risks to older people of concomitant medicines use

Matt Griffiths Visiting professor, Prescribing and medicines management at Birmingham City University

It is important that nurse prescribers are extremely cautious when prescribing opiate analgesics and benzodiazepines together in those with Alzheimer’s disease

A study in Finland has raised concerns over the concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opiate analgesics in older people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 35-36. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.35.s15

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