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Updated Nitrofurantoin Recommendations in the Elderly: A Closer Look at the Evidence

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The American Geriatrics Society 2015 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel has revised its recommendation to avoid use of nitrofurantoin in renal impairment from patients with a creatinine clearance (Clcr) of less than 60 mL/min to those with a Clcr of less than 30 mL/min, based on two retrospective studies that identified the safety and efficacy of nitrofurantoin in this population. This change in recommendation, along with increasing resistance to both sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim and fluoroquinolones, gave rise to the advantages of nitrofurantoin and may reflect a surge in prescribing among the elderly. The purpose of the manuscript is to provide readers with a brief review of updated evidence to confidently treat older patients with nitrofurantoin.
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Keywords: AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY; BEERS CRITERIA; NITROFURANTOIN

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, New York, USA

Publication date: 01 July 2016

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