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Prescription Transfers Over the Phone May Cause Pharmacy Dosage Errors

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Do you know what the following prescription medications have in common?

  • Fosomax and Flomax
  • Celebrex and Cerebyx
  • Allegra and Viagra
  • Inderal and Adderrall
  • Zantac and Zyrtec

These are just some examples of medications that sound alike because they have similar pronunciations and spellings. Unfortunately, these medications and others are confused for each other far too often because their names sound similar. So, it’s not surprising that when a pharmacist transfers a prescription to another pharmacy over the phone that sometimes the wrong medication can be ordered or the wrong dosage of the right medication can be filled.

Transferring prescriptions over the phone from pharmacy to pharmacy can result in wrong dosages or wrong medications being ordered accidentally. These mistakes from filling the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage can cause patients to suffer serious health consequences. One such health scare is hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure is too low. If a patient receives too much of the incorrect dose of medication it can cause a patient organ damage due to the lack of blood and oxygen flowing to the organs.

Sadly, pharmacists making and receiving prescription transfer phone calls do make mistakes; it boils down to human error. When health problems occur due to incorrect prescription transfers, patients should speak with knowledgeable pharmacy error attorneys.

If you were a victim of a pharmacy dosage error call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation in order to find out your rights. Also, we would be happy to provide you with a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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