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Medication stopped


Registered User
May 31, 2013
Good Evening,
I posted on here a while ago regarding my Dad who passed away June 2020,

I have been working with the complaints team at St James's along with Advonet, over the care my father received whilst in hospital, l've since received documentation back from St James's and am a bit worried at the medication history,
it says that most of the tablets my dad was on for his condition where stopped once he arrived at the hospital or a few days before leaving, does anyone know why the hospitals do this ?

Zopiclone Tablet - (Sleeping tablet) stopped 20th March
Simvastatin - (Lowers cholesterol) stopped 25th March
Metformin Release Tablet (Diabetes) stopped 25th March
Memantine hydrochloride ( Alzheimer's ) stopped 23rd march (This one says it carries serious risks if stopped)

Any help would be gratefully received


Registered User
Aug 30, 2013
Medication is often stopped to allow the true condition to be revealed. Which can then be assessed, and treated correctly.


Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
My husband`s medication was stopped because it no longer seemed effective. If he had had any reversed effects it would have resumed.