TITLE

Preventing Medication Mishaps

AUTHOR(S)
Mintz, Suzanne
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
PN;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20934627

 

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