Anticholinergic cognitive burden scale

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The Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale is one of the methods to prevent polypharmacy. An article summarizes data on anticholinergic effects of medications that can lead to central and peripheral adverse reactions. The authors review currently available anticholinergic risk scales and address the scale that includes the most comprehensive list of the drugs with anticholinergic effects. The Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale has established clinical value and can be used in geriatrics, neurology and other fields of medicine to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes during treatment with anticholinergic medications.

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Polypharmacy, anticholinergic cognitive burden scale, medications with anticholinergic effect, cognitive deficits.