Antibiotics (Antimicrobials) and older people – what you should know
This factsheet highlights the issues surrounding antimicrobial use in older people and provides information for older people, their families and their carers.
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Older people are more vulnerable to infections and can have different patterns of antimicrobial resistance than younger adults; are more likely to be taking other medication that can interact with antimicrobials; and, can experience more severe side effects from antimicrobials.