Medication Pathway

Section F Ongoing use of medication: monitoring and reviewing

Key Points

  • Medication should be reviewed after three to four weeks of starting and then regularly throughout the time your relative takes the medication.
  • If there are concerns that the medication is not benefitting your relative or if they are experiencing negative effects, the prescriber should consider reducing or stopping the medication.
  • Medication should be reduced gradually, at a rate appropriate for the person and under the supervision of the prescriber or other medical professional with the expertise in this area of treatment.