Deprescribing tools

The following deprescribing resources have been developed, by a translational research project team led by Prof Sarah Hilmer, for clinicians to support deprescribing in older hospital patients.


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 any of the following PDF resources, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Deprescribing Guide for:

Psychotropic Drugs
1.1  Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs [PDF]
1.2  Antipsychotics for Treatment of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia [PDF]
1.3  Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) [PDF]
1.4  Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) [PDF]

Neurological Drugs
1.5  Anticholinergic drugs for Parkinsonism [PDF]

Genitourinary Drugs
1.6  Anticholinergic drugs for Urinary Incontinence (Antimuscarinics) [PDF]

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Drugs
1.7  Sedating Antihistamines [PDF]

Analgesic Drugs
1.8  Regular Long Term Opioid Analgesic Use in Older Adults [PDF]

Gastrointestinal Drugs
1.9  Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) [PDF]


2. Consumer Information Leaflets

These leaflets provide deprescribing information to support discussion and communication of deprescribing decisions to patients and/or carers.
By downloading any of the following PDF resources, you are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Psychotropic Drugs
2.1 Stopping My Benzodiazepine or Z drug (Sleep or Anxiety Medicine) [PDF]
2.2 Stopping My Antipsychotic Medicine [PDF]

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

2.4  References for Consumer Information Leaflets  [PDF]


Additional information

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Page last updated 13 January 2021