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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Immediately switching from venlafaxine to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) generally is not recommended, although it could alleviate some discontinuation symptoms (2); cross-taper medication over 2 to 3 weeks.
For higher dosages, a gradual cross-taper is advised.
"I prefer a cross-taper." A common mistake in cross-tapering is, again, stopping the old medication before the second one has had a chance to kick in.
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.
His protocol is a slow cross-taper, gradually adding the second drug and seeing a benefit before even considering a reduction of the first.
If you plan to switch medications, this process may be expedited during a cross-taper to another antidepressant.
We cross-taper citalopram to prevent SSRI-induced discontinuation syndrome and start the dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor bupropion, 75 mg bid.
Augmenting tends to yield a faster response, partly because switching often requires a cross-taper. On the other hand, switching is less expensive, because two medications cost more than one.
However, symptoms did not improve; hence, olanzapine was cross-tapered and amisulpride was titrated up to a dose of 1200 mg/day.
TORONTO -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be successfully cross-tapered from a stimulant to atomoxetine with significant improvements in their ADHD symptoms, Dr.
TORONTO -- Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can be successfully cross-tapered from a stimulant to atomoxetine with significant improvements in their ADHD symptoms, Dr.
When she was 10, the risperidone was cross-tapered by her child psychiatrist, along with increasing doses of aripiprazole, because of limited benefits from risperidone for control of mood instability and behavioral dyscontrol.