Harvard Health Letter

Should you take a drug holiday?

For some people in certain instances, taking a drug holiday may give the body a chance to reset, recoup, and ramp up the systems that have been suppressed by the drugs. For others, it may provide a relief from unwanted side effects or from long-term risks. A doctor must determine if someone is a candidate for a drug holiday and how long to stop taking a medication. For people who aren’t candidates for a drug holiday, switching to another drug may be an option.
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