Reproduced from NICE
Hypnotics and anxiolytics are associated with considerable increase in risk of morbidity: addiction, falls and cognitive impairment. These risks are likely to be increased for patients on multiple medicines, which is why they should be prioritised for review
Does stopping the drug matter to the patient, and are their physical and psychological health and personal circumstances stable? Enquire about:
Decide if the person can stop their current benzodiazepine or z-drug without changing to diazepam.