Journal article

The older traveller

TA Ruff

Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy | Published : 1999


The overseas traveller requires accurate, detailed information regarding malaria prophylaxis, traveller's diarrhoea and immunisation requirements. Much of the general travel advice and preventive measures to avoid traveller's diarrhoea and mosquito bites are applicable to all age groups. However, the impact of physiological changes with age and existing comorbidities must be considered when advising older travellers. No change in dose of antimalarial prophylaxis is recommended in older people although there may be a moderate increase in adverse effects when given with other medications. The elderly may be considered for prophylactic antibiotics against traveller's diarrhoea. Impending travel..

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