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The half- GERIATRIC NURSING IN ACUTE SETTINGS 43 life of digoxin may be up to 72 hours in a frail elderly person with decreased kidney function (Simonson, 1984). This author also reports that toxicity in the elderly may present in subtle forms including anorexia instead of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, vision disturbances, and fatigue. Coumadin® has a high degree of toxicity and can result in severe bleeding problems in the elderly. Other drugs that account for a large percentage of drug reactions in the elderly include Inderal®, diuretics, antihypertensives, Aldomet®, Reserpine, Cimitidine, codeine, and Valium® (Simonson, 1984).