Antibiotic concerns in the elderly. A clinician's perspective

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1995 Sep;9(3):575-90.


Unique antibiotic concerns exist for the management of infections in elderly patients. Issues concerning age-associated physiological alterations, compliance, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and guidelines for empiric therapy are reviewed in this article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Drug Interactions
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Humans
  • Nursing Homes
  • Patient Compliance


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Fluoroquinolones