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(p. 25) The Taper Schedule 

(p. 25) The Taper Schedule
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(p. 25) The Taper Schedule
Author(s):

Michael W. Otto

and Mark H. Pollack

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195338546.003.0002
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date: 02 June 2020

Chapter 2 discusses the taper schedule for benzodiazepine discontinuation (including sample schedules for discontinuing clonazepam and alprazolam), along with methods of applying a tapering schedule to antidepressants. Ways to monitor discontinuation symptoms are also explored. Prescribing the taper schedule for benzodiazepine discontinuation is ultimately the choice of the treating physician.

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