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What is Deprescribing?

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

Deprescribing is the safe reduction of unnecessary medication for the betterment of health.

Deprescribing is a rapidly emerging specialty in the field of medicine. It involves the safe reduction or removal of medications which are no longer medically necessary. It does not mean stopping all medication abruptly without good cause. There are inherent risks with stopping medication, which is why de-prescribing should always be done with an experienced physician according to established guidelines.

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