Taper Guide

Approach Reduce the dose by 50% every 1 to 2 weeks Once you get to 25% of the original dose and no withdrawal symptoms have been seen, stop the drug If any withdrawal symptoms occur, go back to approximately 75% of the previously tolerated dose

Monitor – diuretics drugs

  • weight gain, swelling, shortness of breath

Monitor – blood pressure drugs

  • chest pain, pounding heart, heart rate, blood pressure (re-measure for up to 6 months), anxiety, tremor

Resource Links

Primary Health Tasmania