Liquid Preparations

Solutions for dehydration in seniors stump researchers


Despite decades and nearly two dozen studies on dehydration in the frail elderly, very little conclusive evidence exists on its causes or solutions, a research team reported Wednesday in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Drug delivery formats affect nursing home medication errors, study finds

Nursing home residents are four times as likely to receive an improper dosage of a medication if it is administered in a liquid format than as a pill or tablet. Other delivery formats, such as transdermal patches, injectables and inhalers, were also more problematic compared to tablets and pills, new study results from the United Kingdom show.