Starting medications is like the bliss of marriage and stopping them is like the agony of divorce. - Doug Danforth

Terms of Use

The Medstopper site is an educational tool intended for use by health professionals in helping to make decisions around stopping or tapering medications. Patients are encouraged to print out the information it contains for discussion with your health care provider.

Please note that our content is for educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We are unable to answer any individual medical questions and you should always consult your doctor or qualified health provider with any questions regarding stopping or reducing any medications.

Stopping or reducing medications can cause adverse effects including withdrawal effects so you should always seek advice from your doctor or other health professional before attempting to reduce your use of prescribed medications.

Medstopper was created by a group of experts and we have taken great care in ensuring that this tool is accurate and conservative in its classifications of medications' treatment of symptoms, ability to reduce the risk of future illness and safety rankings. If users of this tool find errors we will attempt to correct them as quickly as possible. If you notice an error on the site please notify us by sending an e-mail to