10 Commandments of Polypharmacy Part 2 of 2

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Here is part 2 of 2 on the final 5 of the 10 commandments of polypharmacy.

6. Thou shalt identify limits for medications not intended for chronic use as well as not continue a medication indefinitely for symptoms that have an expected short duration

7. Thou shalt not start a medication from a similar medication class without appropriate rationale

8. Thou shalt not initiate a medication without considering medications that may treat duplicate conditions – Kill two birds with one stone

9. Thou shalt consider eliminating or reducing medications at every medication review

10. Thou shalt be willing to accept risk in discontinuing a medication if they were willing to accept the risk of initiating a medication

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