Table 3

Most frequent conventional drugs according to age group and gender

Medication [ATC classification]

Total

Gender

Age (y)


Male

Female

60-74

75-79

> 80

N

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%


Total

16910

100.0

5661

100.0

11249

100.0

9303

100.0

2795

100.0

4812

100.0


AGENTS ACTING ON THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM [C09]

1218

7.2

469

8.3

749

6.7

714

7.7

208

7.4

296

6.2


ANALGESICS [N02]

945

5.6

298

5.3

647

5.8

571

6.1

78

2.8

296

6.2


PSYCHOLEPTICS [N05]

823

4.9

281

5.0

541

4.8

400

4.3

144

5.2

279

5.8


DIURETICS [C03]

795

4.7

266

4.7

529

4.7

301

3.2

157

5.6

337

7.0


BETA BLOCKING AGENTS [C07]

740

4.4

275

4.9

465

4.1

453

4.9

116

4.2

171

3.6


PSYCHOANALEPTICS [N06]

711

4.2

242

4.3

469

4.2

329

3.5

135

4.8

247

5.1


CARDIAC THERAPY [C01]

648

3.8

205

3.6

358

3.2

215

2.3

116

4.1

317

6.6


ANTI-PARKINSON DRUGS [N04]

643

3.8

363

6.4

280

2.5

296

3.2

153

5.5

194

4.0


ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS [B01]

559

3.3

245

4.3

314

2.8

205

2.2

117

4.2

237

4.9


ANTIINFLAMMATORY AND ANTIRHEUMATIC PRODUCTS [M01]

552

3.3

148

2.6

404

3.6

316

3.4

78

2.8

158

3.3


DRUGS FOR ACID RELATED DISORDERS [A02]

506

3.0

150

2.6

356

3.2

300

3.2

57

2.0

149

3.1


CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS [C08]

489

2.9

191

3.4

298

2.6

208

2.2

125

4.5

156

3.2


THYROID THERAPY [H03]

440

2.6

63

1.1

377

3.4

319

3.4

61

2.2

60

1.2


DRUGS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE AIRWAY DISEASES [R03]

438

2.6

171

3.0

267

2.4

226

2.4

100

3.6

112

2.3


DRUGS USED IN DIABETES [A10]

426

2.5

167

3.0

259

2.3

274

2.9

76

2.7

76

1.6


MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS [A12]

422

2.5

79

1.4

343

3.0

254

2.7

44

1.6

124

2.6


ANTIBIOTICS [J01]

366

2.2

115

2.0

251

2.2

205

2.2

64

2.3

97

2.0


LIPID MODIFYING AGENTS [C10]

333

2.0

141

2.5

192

1.7

237

2.5

54

1.9

42

0.9


Other n < 300

5856

34.6

1792

31.7

4150

36.9

3480

37.4

912

32.6

1464

30.4


Jeschke et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-48

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