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Table 3 Top Ten of the prescribed PIM in elderly patients > 65 years (n = 1241)

From: Why do family doctors prescribe potentially inappropriate medication to elderly patients?

Range Agent Total frequency Total frequency (%)
1 Zopiclone (>3.75 mg/d) 53 4.3
2 Zolpidem (>5 mg/d) 29 2.3
3 Diazepam 24 1.9
Doxazosin 24 1.9
4 Nifedipine 23 1.9
5 Etoricoxib 18 1.5
6 Medazepam 17 1.4
7 Lorazepam (>2 mg/d) 16 1.3
8 Brotizolam (>0.125 mg/d) 15 1.2
9 Amitryptiline 13 1.1
Nitrazepam 13 1.1
10 Indomethacin 10 1.0