Medications You Should Not Stop Taking Abruptly
Sometimes I think people that listen to my show secretly say..."Maybe he's off his meds" LOL...but on a serious note did you know that there ARE medications that you should not just cut off.
Nearly 30% of us at one time or another have stopped taking medications, or not started without consulting our physician. Sound hard to believe? The number one reason? COST according to NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.
To abruptly stop taking a prescription medication without telling your doctor is called medication non-adherence, and it is estimated to result in increased hospitalizations and premature deaths, alongside a whopping healthcare bill for America that totals anywhere between $100 billion and $289 billion a year, according to an NPR report.
Here are just some of the medications that you should not stop abruptly:
- Blood pressure meds
- Anti-depressants and Anti-Anxiety medications
- Blood thinners
- Thyroid medication
There are more, along with an explanation of the reasons not to stop taking these along with medications you should be weened off of at Healthyhabits.care.