The dangers of oral sodium phosphate preparations are fairly well known in the medical community. Words do matter and ageism is culture bound. Seizures in the elderly: Each of us adds our life experiences and biases to the interpretation of words In the final analysis, it really doesn't matter much about the label when there are so many "brands" to choose from. Now I hear people who rail against it as inappropriate labeling. It refers to the continuum of lifespan development.
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Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults
There are many different signs of seizures because there are many types of seizures. The problem isn't with the label, it is with the condition the label is attached to. There is a reason why there are pediatrician and geriatricians. Those agents still available by prescription were given black box warnings mainly due to acute phosphate nephropathy that can result in renal failure, especially in older adults. When they qualify for an AARP card?