Helping clinicians and patients make decisions about reducing or stopping medications
Overwhelmed by long medication lists? Not sure how to start to stop? The free medstopper website may be just what you need.
Video published on 17 September 2015 by James McCormack.
- Medstopper is a tool to help clinicians and patients make decisions about reducing or stopping medications. By entering the list of medications a patient is receiving, Medstopper sequences the drugs from “more likely to stop” to “less likely to stop”, based on three key criteria: the potential of the drug to improve symptoms, its potential to reduce the risk of future illness and its likelihood of causing harm. Suggestions for how to taper the medication are also provided.
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