cross-taper

cross-taper

(kros'tā'per),
A practice in pharmacotherapy of lowering the dose of one medication while simultaneously increasing the dose of another medication.

cross-ta·per

(kraws tā'pěr)
pharmacotherapy The practice of lowering the dosage of one medication while simultaneously increasing the dosage of another medication.
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His protocol in such cases is a slow cross-taper, gradually adding the second drug and seeing a benefit before even considering a reduction of the first.
Augmenting tends to yield a faster response, partly because switching often requires a cross-taper.