Preventing Medication Mishaps

Mintz, Suzanne
June 2006
PN;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p26
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug interactions, which are increasing, and becoming more serious as a number of drugs and drug combinations are being prescribed. Caregivers have suggested a few easy steps to prevent medication mishaps. A list of every medicine one takes should be maintained. Over-the-counter medicines may at times interfere with the prescribed drugs creating problems. On each medicine bottle, the name of the condition it treats, should be written. Knowledge about the side-effects and interactions of the prescribed medicine should be discussed with the physician.


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