patient has several
What is polypharmacy?
Polypharmacy is the appointment of several drugs at the same time. So the term is described in the “Small Medical Encyclopedia” M .: 1991-96. Often, the lists are impressive and unjustified. At the international level, there is no clear definition of how many drugs are considered polypharmacy.
By the order of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation of November 22, 2010 N 1022: On approval of the Procedure for the provision of honey. assistance to the population on the profile of “Clinical Pharmacology” given this definition. Polypharmacy is considered the simultaneous treatment of a patient with five or more drugs. With a course of treatment – the appointment of more than 10 drugs. You need to understand that even 2 drugs are already interacting with each other. The principle “the more the better” can upset the patient with adverse side effects. Continue reading