drug tapering

The gradual discontinuation or reduction of a therapeutic dose of a particular drug required by a patient over a prolonged period of time
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drug tapering

Therapeutics The gradual discontinuation or reduction of a therapeutic dose, required by a Pt over a prolonged period of time, of a particular drug
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Symptoms should be monitored at least monthly during drug tapering and for at least 4 months after treatment cessation to identify signs of recurrence of psychosis or agitation.
If the patient was taking a short-acting benzodiazepine, a 7-10 day drug tapering will be done.
However, if the prescribing clinician does not agree to any plan of psychotropic drug tapering, despite the patient's wishes and noted stability, it is entirely appropriate for the patient and the nonprescribing clinician to proceed with a tapering plan.
Clinicians trained in clinical nutrition and botanical medicine must use discretion during psychotropic drug tapering, monitor patients' progress carefully, mitigate potential interactions, and use available pharmacokinetic information to guide appropriate dosing.