Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

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

Prescribing cascade in a geropsychiatric patient: A slippery slope


Patricia A Pepa1, Michael H Langley-DeGroot2, Oresta S Rule3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Patricia A Pepa
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92103
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Pepa PA, Langley-DeGroot MH, Rule OS. Prescribing cascade in a geropsychiatric patient: A slippery slope.J Geriatr Ment Health 2018;5:62-64


How to cite this URL:
Pepa PA, Langley-DeGroot MH, Rule OS. Prescribing cascade in a geropsychiatric patient: A slippery slope. J Geriatr Ment Health [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jul 5 ];5:62-64
Available from: https://www.jgmh.org/article.asp?issn=2348-9995;year=2018;volume=5;issue=1;spage=62;epage=64;aulast=Pepa;type=0