Deprescribing tools

The following deprescribing resources have been developed for clinicians to support deprescribing in older hospital inpatients.

  • 1. Deprescribing guides

    These guides provide deprescribing information that can be applied to written and/or verbal communication between clinicians, patients and/or carers.

    By downloading this PDF, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions. All copies must be destroyed by 5pm August 30th 2019.

    1.1  Deprescribing Guide for Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs  [PDF]

    1.2  Deprescribing Guide for Antipsychotics for Treatment of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia  [PDF]

    1.3  Deprescribing Guide for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) [PDF]

    1.4  Deprescribing Guide for Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) [PDF]

    1.5  Deprescribing Guide for Anticholinergic drugs for Parkinsonism [PDF]

    1.6  Deprescribing Guide for Anticholinergic drugs for Urinary Incontinence (Antimuscarinics) [PDF]

    1.7  Deprescribing Guide for Sedating Antihistamines [PDF]

    1.8 Deprescribing Guide for Regular Long Term Opioid Analgesic Use in Older Adults [PDF]

    1.9 Deprescribing Guide for Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) [PDF]

  • 2. Consumer information leaflets

    These leaflets provide deprescribing information to support communication of deprescribing decisions to patients and/or carers.

    By downloading this PDF, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions. All copies must be destroyed by 5pm August 30th 2019.

    2.1  Stopping My Benzodiazepine or Z drug (Sleep or Anxiety Medicine) [PDF]

    2.2  Stopping My Antipsychotic Medicine [PDF]

    2.3  Stopping My Proton Pump Inhibitor (Stomach Acid Medicine)  [PDF]

    2.4  References for Consumer Information Leaflets  [PDF]

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