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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