What are the Effects of Ageing on Medicines?
Ageing is inevitable. But just how do these physiological changes affect the growing list of medications that we take as we get older? In this informative and educational talk, Dr Treasure McGuire takes us through the common effects of ageing, and how these declines and changes affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications.
Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator, and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety, and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.