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Table 6 Top 10 most common prescription medications by age group

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

  85-89 yrs 90-94 yrs 95+ yrs
Rank Medication % Medication % Medication %
1 Atorvastatin 37.3 Amlodipine 31.2 Amlodipine 31.3
2 ASA (mini) 34.5 Hydrochlorothiazide 30.1 Acetaminophen 31.3
3 Hydrochlorothiazide 28.4 ASA (mini) 29.5 ASA (mini) 28.1
4 Ramipril 26.5 Levothyroxine 29.5 Docusate 28.1
5 Vitamin D 25.4 Ramipril 27.2 Atorvastatin 25.0
6 Warfarin 22.3 Atorvastatin 24.9 Vitamin D 25.0
7 Levothyroxine 20.9 Docusate 24.3 Warfarin 25.0
8 Amlodipine 19.5 Vitamin D 19.1 Metoprolol 25.0
9 Metoprolol 19.2 Alendronate 17.9 Alendronate 21.9
10 Calcium 18.9 Acetaminophen 17.3 Calcium 21.9