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Table 4 Top 10 most common prescription medications in patients aged 85+ by sex

From: Medical characteristics of the oldest old: retrospective chart review of patients aged 85+ in an academic primary care centre

  Males Females Overall
Rank Medication % Medication % Medication %
1 Atorvastatin 40.7 ASA (mini) 31.8 Atorvastatin 32.8
2 ASA (mini) 34.0 Atorvastatin 28.2 ASA (mini) 32.6
3 Ramipril 34.0 Hydrochlorothiazide 28.2 Hydrochlorothiazide 28.2
4 Hydrochlorothiazide 28.2 Levothyroxine 26.8 Ramipril 25.7
5 Metoprolol 26.3 Vitamin D 26.2 Amlodipine 23.8
6 Warfarin 24.9 Amlodipine 25.4 Vitamin D 23.4
7 Docusate 23.4 Alendronate 23.7 Levothyroxine 23.2
8 Amlodipine 21.1 Ramipril 20.9 Warfarin 20.7
9 Nitroglycerin spray 19.6 Acetaminophen 20.9 Docusate 20.6
10 Vitamin D 18.7 Calcium 20.9 Metoprolol 19.0