Concern over high US prescribing levels of common drug linked to dementia

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

A new analysis raises concern over high prescription rates in the USA of a common drug used to treat overactive bladder. The drug, oxybutynin, when taken orally, is consistently linked with cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly. The analysis shows that oxybutynin, is prescribed in more than a quarter of cases of overactive bladder (27.3%), even though other more suitable drugs are available.
Source: Care Giving Science Daily

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