For Patients

The US Deprescribing Research Network is focused on research.  We encourage patients, caregivers, and others interested in improving their own medication use to search excellent resources prepared by partner colleagues and organizations.  Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.  Always consult your doctor first before stopping or reducing a medication.

Information about when and how to consider stopping or reducing the dose of commonly used medications

Pamphlets, infographics, and brochures

Decision aid about use of proton pump inhibitors (commonly used for heartburn and other conditions)

Managing insomnia without sleeping pills

Information and tools about medication side effects

Questions to ask about your medicines and guidance for people taking multiple medications

Medications older adults should avoid or use with caution

Talking to your doctor and health care team about stopping medications

Patient testimonials and case reports about deprescribing

Geriatricians, internists, and cardiologists surveyed about deprescribing

Research Summary:   English    Spanish

Should diabetes treatment lessen for older adults approaching the end of life?

Research Summary: English and Spanish

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