It can be challenging to get some patients off some medications for a variety of reasons, including:
- Discontinuation syndromes
- Psychological dependence
- Physical dependence
The most common classes of medications that may be problematic in this regard include antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
Unfortunately, most medications come in a very limited number of strengths, thereby making it difficult to taper off slowly. Pharmacy.ca’s Step-Wise™ tapering service can provide most medications in a very wide range of strengths to assist clinicians with tapering patients off their medications at an appropriate pace and in custom dose steps.
By allowing the physician and the patient to dictate the size of the steps and the speed of the taper, patients feel in control and are empowered to manage their discontinuation taper based on their personal symptomology.