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Pharmacokinetics in elderly

Pharmacokinetics in elderly

Pharmacokinetics in elderly people is different compared to adults. Altered (patho)physiological factors influence the effect of drugs.

In this section the alterations in absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and pharmacodynamics will be discussed.

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Altered pharmacokinetics in older patients can result in all the following EXCEPT: