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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Prescribing cascade in a geropsychiatric patient: A slippery slope

1 Department of Pharmacy, University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
2 Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
3 School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

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Patricia A Pepa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jgmh.jgmh_17_17

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A prescribing cascade is a situation, in which an adverse drug reaction is mistaken for a new medication condition, and a new medication is prescribed. We present a case, in which risperidone led to a prescribing cascade in a geriatric patient. We share this case to improve awareness and vigilance of prescribing cascades in the geropsychiatric population.

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