TITLE

Confusion between methylphenidate and methadone

AUTHOR(S)
Roselle, Nora L.; Holquist, Carol; Phillips, Jerry
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Jan2003, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses similarities and differences between methylphenidate and methadone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received 6 medication error reports involving cases of inadvertent administration of methadone and methylphenidate products. There are many similarities between Metadate ER and methadone that may have contributed to the confusion between the 2 drugs. Both drugs have overlapping dosage forms, routes of administration, and strengths. Both are prescribed several times a day.
ACCESSION #
23625267

Tags: METHYLPHENIDATE;  METHADONE hydrochloride;  MEDICATION errors;  DRUGS -- Dosage forms;  DRUGS -- Administration;  DRUGS -- Dosage

 

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