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Preventing medication errors with nimodipine by compounding proper dosage forms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24459780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pharmacists can play an active role in preventing tragic medication errors by using United States Pharmacopeia standards, as well as other compounding guidelines, by using due diligence, and by following written standard operating procedures. Nimodipine is shown within this article as an example of the importance of proper dosing of a drug because, since the approval of nimodipine capsules in 1988, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified 31 cases of medication errors associated with its use. Pharmacists can compound nimodipine oral suspension and prepare the doses in oral syringes for the nursing and medical staff.
Linda F McElhiney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pharmaceutical compounding     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1092-4221     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Pharm Compd     Publication Date:    2013 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706294     Medline TA:  Int J Pharm Compd     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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