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A new clinical practice guideline on deprescribing benzodiazepines
eMediNexus,  16 May 2018
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A new clinical practice guideline on deprescribing (tapering slowly) benzodiazepines receptor agonists (BZRAs), including benzodiazepines, zopiclone and zolpidem in adult patients has been published in the May 2018 issue of the Canadian Family Physician. We recommend that deprescribing of these drugs should be offered to adults aged 65 years and older who take BZRAs, regardless of duration of use. Deprescribing should be offered to adults aged 18 to 64 who have used BZRAs for more than 4 weeks.


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