Is Deprescribing Safe?
Updated: Jun 1, 2022
Safety is the main focus of deprescribing, which is the safe reduction of unnecessary medication. The only reason to deprescribe is when it is no longer safe or necessary to continue taking a medicine. On the other hand, unnecessary medication is a risk to your health, because you are risking the adverse effects without getting the benefits. Therefore, it is actually unsafe to neglect deprescribing as part of your health plan.
Deprescribing when performed by an experienced, licensed physician according to accepted guidelines is safe because we only reduce medication when it is no longer necessary. At GOMM, we have highly experienced physicians who will help you determine when it is safe to deprescribe.