Posted by Bob on March 15, 2010, at 13:49:19
In reply to Re: Effexor Taper-Tabs » ed_uk2010, posted by SLS on March 15, 2010, at 6:39:56
> I thought about the desirability of the pharmaceutical companies to produce taper packs that follow a fixed dosing schedule. I imagine they would be beneficial for a great many people. Unfortunately, individuals accommodate to dosage reductions at different rates. It would probably be better to have available pills composed of very small amounts of drug that can be used to taper - taper doses. One would simply count pills and taper the number taken.
> - Scott
Yes, I think that what is needed for all of these medicines is a something like a 'pediatric dose', i.e., a dose of a few mgs or so that pills can be added or subtracted in small increments according to the patients needs. There would be need for a "kit" per se.
However, pharmaceutical companies would absolutely have to educate all doctors and patients about how to realistically taper off of one of these drugs using a small dosage. No more blowing the whole issue off like they've been doing for two decades.