Antihypertensives

Taper 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.


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