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Do bacterial infection treatments pose a risk to the elderly?

Bacterial infection treatments such as antibotics are not a direct risk to the elderly. The kidneys do not function properly for many elderly people, making it difficult for the body to flush antibiotics effectively. To compensate, antibiotics are often prescribed at a lower dose. Doctors also review an elderly person's complete medical history to ensure there is no risk from drug interactions. Caregivers are often advised to assist the elderly with medication to ensure antibiotics are taken properly.

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