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11 years, 2 months ago
How would you say "I'd like to get off the medication" not using the colloquial phrasal verb "get off"? I.e., something that you'd hear someone well-versed in the English language say.
For example, can someone fill in a word or phrase to complete the following sentence:
I'd like to be
medication by next month. ___
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Jan 16, 2012 at 22:47
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Discontinue, drop, cease, quit, among other terms, can be fitted into sentences for the desired effect:
I want to discontinue that medication.
I want that medication to cease.
I want to drop that medication.
I want to quit taking that medication.
I don't need that medication anymore.
Note, I see that GEdgar already suggested a sentence like the first.
Jan 16, 2012 at 23:07
In the UK at least,
come off [the] medication has been getting a lot more common recently...
...but I can't say whether the usage applies in America as well. I think it's probably because increasingly the patient is involved in certain "clinical decisions". A cynic might say that's partly to lessen the chances of the doctor being sued if it all goes horribly wrong. Whatever the reason, it means there are more real-world contexts where the patient might say something like this, rather than the doctor saying he'll
"Take you off the medication".
Jan 16, 2012 at 23:29
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"I would like to stop taking that medication"
"I would like to end my dependency on that medication".
Jan 16, 2012 at 22:51
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Everybody's reply, although possible to use, meaning the English speaker will understand what you want, isn't correct.
The correct term is Tapering or Weaning.
Feb 26, 2019 at 19:29
Wean off the medication?
Gradually reducing the dependency
Jul 9, 2019 at 7:20
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