13 Jul 2020 Are you the victim of a prescribing cascade?
Whenever you take a medication, there is a risk you will experience a side effect. The more medications you take, the greater your risk of side effects. Any new symptoms could be caused by medications you are currently taking but does it make sense to chase those new symptoms with another drug? Maybe not. Thinking that your drug may be causing your symptoms is one way to stop a “prescribing cascade”.