Myths associated with deadly medicine errors in the home
***The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
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Measurement mishaps with liquid medicines
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- Ask about safety caps.
- Cup with wrong measurement marking.
- Helpful resource: Free ISMP resources - Consumer leaflets in Spanish.
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- Don't squeeze the round DROP-TAINER.
- HealthAlert! Avoid giving tramadol to children.
- Advice from FDA: Loose safety seals have potential risks
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- A persistent, burning problem with hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions such as Clear Care
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- A useful medication-management app. (www.mangohealth.com/)
- Confusing imprint codes.
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- Avoid numbing medicine for baby's teething discomfort
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- Brintellix and Brilinta mix-ups.
- Demonstration pack mistaken as starter pack.