Medication Optimization, or optimizing drug therapy, is an essential part of caring for an older adult. The process of prescribing a medication is complex and includes: Deciding that a drug is indicated, choosing the best drug, determining a dose and schedule appropriate for the patient’s physiologic status, monitoring for effectiveness and toxicity and educating the patient about expected side effects and indications for seeking consultation. (1)

Medication Optimization Module 1: Preparing to Prescribe

Medication Optimization Module 2: Clinical Consequences of Polypharmacy

Medication Optimization Module 3: Tools for Prescribing

Medication Optimization Module 4: Deprescribing

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