An audit was performed to look at how carefully anticholinergic medication was prescribed and monitored in a population of psychiatric patients on depot medication.
The mean duration of prescription was 47 months and 44% of patients' prescriptions went unaltered for over three years. Evidence was lacking for rational initial anticholinergic prescription.
Anticholinergic treatment needs to be prescribed more rationally with regular monitoring of extra-pyramidal symptoms.
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