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10 Ways to Reduce Medication Errors

By Caroline Pak, PharmD, Medical Editor-in-Chief - This article originally published on Get Healthy Stay Healthy

Medicines can help you feel better when you’re sick. But if used incorrectly, medicines can also cause harm. Medication errors, such as receiving the wrong therapy or using an incorrect dosage of a drug, can potentially lead to serious outcomes. You may be able to help reduce your risk for medication errors. Here are some tips to consider:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you or someone you know experiences a serious reaction to a medicine, please contact your healthcare provider and report it to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by calling 1-800-FDA-1088 or by visiting www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch/default.htm.

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