Prescribing in Older PLWH

i-iii  The Beers and STOPP criteria are tools established by experts in geriatric pharmacotherapy to detect and reduce the burden of inappropriate prescribing in older persons (note: these tools were established for persons > 65 years old given that PK and PD effects may be more apparent after this age cut-off). Inappropriate medicines include, for instance, those which in older persons with certain diseases can lead to drug-disease interactions, are associated with a higher risk of adverse drug reactions in olderpersons, medicines that predictably increase the risk of falls in the older persons or those to be avoided in case of organ dysfunction. The START criteria consist of evidence-based indicators of potential prescribing omission in older persons with specific medical conditions