Treatment of Polypharmacy

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Empolying a stuctured frame work may be useful in helping pharmacist to reduce inappropriate or unneceessary prescribing , adverse events, drug interactions and non adherance associated with polypharmacy.(1) Obtain an accurate medication and medical history: Identifyinh medical history allows the pharmacist to identify inappropriate prescribed medication.(1) Each prescribed medication to disease state: Each medication prescribed should match the patient's diagnosis. Any medication that does not match the diagnosis is potentially unneessaary and should discontinue it from the prescription.(1) REFERENCE: 1)

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