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Table 1 List of Potentially Inappropriate Medications Used in the Present Study*

From: Inappropriate medication use and risk of falls – A prospective study in a large community-dwelling elderly cohort

Criteria
Indomethacin Cimetidine
Phenylbutazone Stimulant laxatives
Concomitant use of 2 or more NSAIDs Long-acting sulfonylureas
Anticholinergic antidepressants Methocarbamol, baclofen, tetrazepam
Antipsychotic drugs Cerebral vasodilators (dihydroergocristine, ginkgo-biloba, pentoxifylline, ...)
Anticholinergic hypnotic drugs Meprobamate
Anticholinergic antihistamines Gastrointestinal antispasmodic drugs with anticholinergic properties
Anticholinergic muscle relaxants and antispasmodic drugs Antiemetics, cough suppressants, nasal decongestants, or antidrowsiness drugs with anticholinergic properties
Concomitant use of drugs with anticholinergic properties Dipyridamole
Long-acting benzodiazepines (half-life ≥ 20 h) Nitrofurantoin
Centrally acting antihypertensives Concomitant use of 2 or more psychotropic drugs from the same therapeutic class
Short-acting calcium-channel blockers Concomitant use of anticholinesterase drugs and drugs with anticholinergic properties
Reserpine Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)
Disopyramide Doxazosin
Ticlopidine  
  1. * According to the lists proposed by Beers [5], Fick [6] and Laroche [7].
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