Mental Health

8 Reasons a Psychotropic Medication May Be Discontinued


1. Iatrogenic mental status change
• A new medication is either directly or indirectly responsible for an acute change in mental status
• An acute confusional state after starting an anticholinergic medication could be due to anticholinergic delirium
• A drug-drug interaction may significantly elevate the serum level of the new medication, or the new medication may significantly raise the serum level of a drug the patient has been previously taking without incident

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