(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish]
Tapering the dose
Sometimes the human body gets used to the presence of a certain drug and physiological systems are adjusted to its presence. To prevent rebound symptoms the treatment cannot be abruptly stopped but must be tailed off to enable the body to readjust. To do this the dose should be lowered in small steps each time a new steady state is reached. Table 8 in Chapter 11 lists the most important drugs for which the dosage should be decreased slowly.