Anticholinergics: Summary and further information

Last updated: May 13, 2022

The summary of key points below is available to print off or download as a single page. You may find it a helpful reminder in patient consultations, or as a CPD record.

There are also links to more detailed information about certain aspects of this topic:

  • Anticholinergic burden score calculators: ACB Calculator or Medichec.
  • An alphabetical list of medicines and their anticholinergic potential on the ACB Calculator website or in BMC Geriatrics.
  • PrescQIPP bulletin and other resources about anticholinergic burden medicines (subscription needed for some components).
  • Therapeutics Scotland has some good guidance on polypharmacy and deprescribing regarding anticholinergics (It's a large PDF, but see especially page 36 onwards).

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