Author | Tsz-yin (Jeremy) So, PharmD

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Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #10: Vaccine

June 25, 2013

The nurse went to get the product from the refrigerator and mixed it with both NaCl 0.9% and the other diluent that was in the product’s box. What is the problem here?

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #9: Clonidine

May 21, 2013

After taking a few doses, the boy became extremely lethargic. He was seen at the clinic and was found to be hypotensive and was admitted to a nearby hospital. What was the problem?

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #8: Carbamazepine

April 29, 2013

A 9-kg 15-month-old girl with new-onset generalized tonic-clonic seizure was discharged with instructions to take carbamazepine suspension (45 mg PO BID [10 mg/kg/d]), which she'd been receiving in the hospital. In the clinic, her carbamazepine blood level was subtherapeutic. The dose was increased to 68 mg PO BID. A week later, the carbamazepine level was still subtherapeutic, but no doses had been missed. What’s the problem here?

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #7: Ciprofloxacin

April 02, 2013

After the patient received 2 doses of the medication, the parents noticed that the G-tube was clogged off. What's the problem here?

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #6: Ketorolac

February 27, 2013

Ketorolac is a good option for relieving pain in patients with sickle cell disease, but there is a problem with children.

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #5: Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid

February 01, 2013

Medication errors in the pediatric population occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Pediatric medication errors occur at an approximate rate of 16% of cases in the outpatient setting.

Top 10 Common Medication Errors-Drug #4: Hydralazine and Hydroxyzine

January 09, 2013

A lot of sound-alike medications are on the market that can easily be prescribed incorrectly. Hydralazine and hydroxyzine are a good example, as this case attests.