In literature, there are few reviews about look-alike/sound-alike drugs. Aim of the review To collect and summarize best practice and significant technological solutions proposed by different disciplines involved in look-alike/soundalike drugs limiting solution research. Method A PubMed (any date) and EMBASE (all years).
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E administered instead of F for correction of electrolyte imbalances Look alike packaging Adverse event.
A PubMed (any date) and EMBASE (all years) search was conducted on 23th January 2013 with look alike sound alike drug [look AND (sound/exp OR sound) AND alike AND (drug/exp OR drug)] as search term.
Orthography of drug name.
Operators recognized more names with the use of uppercase characters than with boldface characters.
vancomycin-heparin combination injection (J);
A table edited for operators, pointing out LASA drugs.
Adult phytonadione injectable emulsion (H);
Patient took C instead of D Look alike packaging.
Evaluation of technological LASA alerts based on 3 orthographic similarity measures: Bigram similarity, trigram similarity, Levenshtein distance.
Test could reveal a sound-alike similarity that was not apparent in their orthographic form Packaging aspects.
Tests showed main rates sensitivity of 93.7 %, specificity of 95.9 % and accuracy of 94.8 %
This was the first of several alerts on confusion caused by LASA associated with therapy or dispensing errors.
Reducing medical errors has become a priority in health care today. One area of potential prescribing error is confusing one medication for another that is spelled or sounds similar to a different medication. Below is a listing of "Look-alike, Sound-alike Drug Names" that should be prescribed with care.
Penicillin G Potassium..Penicillin G Procaine Penicillin....Penicillamine Pentobarbital..Phenobarbital Percocet.Percodan PercodanPercocet PhenobarbitalPentobarbital Pindolol.Parlodel Pindolol.Plendil Pitocin...Pitressin Pitressin.Pitocin Plavix.Paxil PlendilPindolol PlendilPletal PlendilPrinivil Pletal..Plendil PravacholPropranolol Prednisone..Primidone PrepidilBepridil PrilosecPrednisone Prinivil.Plendil Prinivil.Proventil ProbenecidProcanbid Procanbid..Probenicid ProchloperazineChlorpromazine Propranolol...Pravachol ProtonixLotronex Provera.Covera Prozac...Prilosec Q Quinidine..Quinine Quinine.Quinidine R Ranitidine.Amantadine Rimantidine..Amantadine Retrovir.Ritonavir Rifabutin...Rifampin Rifampin...Rifabutin Ritonavir...Retrovir Ropivicaine...Bupivicaine Roxanol.Roxicet Roxicet..Roxanol S Serentil..Seroquel Serentil..Serzone SeroquelSerentil SeroquelSerzone Serzone.Seroquel Serzone.Serentil Sinequan...Singulair Singulair...Sinequan Slo-bid..Dolobid Slo-bid..Lopid Solu-Medrol..Depo-Medrol StadolHaldol Sufentanil..Fentanyl Sulfadiazine..Sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine..Sulfadiazine Serentil...Serzone Seroquel.Serentil Seroquel.Serzone Serzone..Seroquel Serzone..Serentil SinequanSingulair SingulairSinequan Slo-bid...Dolobid Slo-bid...Lopid Solu-Medrol...Depo-Medrol Stadol.Haldol Sufentanil...Fentanyl SulfadiazineSulfasalazine Sulfasalazine...Sulfadiazine T Taxol...Taxotere Taxotere..Taxol Tegretol...Toradol TiagabineTizanidine Tiazac.Ziac Tizanidine...Tiagabine TobraDex.Tobrex Tobrex.TobraDex Topamax..Toprol XL Toprol XLTopamax Toradol.Foradil Toradol.Tegretol Toradol.Tramadol Torsemide.Furosemide Tramadol...Trazodone Tramadol...Toradol Trazodone.Tramadol V Valacyclovir.Valganciclovir Valganciclovir..Valacyclovir Valsartan...Losartan Valcyte..Valtrex Valtrex..Valcyte Vancenase.Vanceril Vanceril...Vancenase Vinblastine..Vincristine Vincristine...Vinblastine Vioxx...Zyvox Viracept...Viracept VolmaxFlomax X Xanax..Zantac Z Zantac.Xanax Zantac.Zyrtec Zebeta.DiaBeta Ziac.Tiazac ZoviraxZyvox ZyprexaZyrtec Zyrtec...Zantac Zyrtec...Zyprexa Zyvox...Vioxx Zyvox...Zovirax.
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Below is a listing of " Look-alike, Sound-alike Drug Names " that should be prescribed with care.
This lesson will define look alike and sound alike (LASA) drugs, give some examples, and identify a standard practice for preventing the medication.
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Every drug has the potential to be confused with another and extra special caution should be taken with those that are known to be at higher risk for confusion, such as insulin and oral contraceptives.
Specifying directions for when required medicines, include frequency, total daily dose and indication for use. Listed below are some drug names that can look and/or sound alike. Some are dangerously close, whereas others require incomplete prescribing information, poor communication skills, poor listening, and/or a lack.
Their names can be easily confused, particularly if you are in a hurry and the prescription is badly written.
Aminophylline Amitriptyline Amoxicillin Ampicillin Amiloride Amlodipine Amiloride Amiodarone Amitriptyline Nortriptyline Anafranil Enalapril Atenolol Timolol Azithromycin Erythromycin Baclofen Bactroban Beclometasone Betamethasone Beconase Becotide Betnovate Dermovate Bisacodyl Bisoprolol Carbamazepine Carbimazole Carbimazole Chlorpromazine Carboplatin Cisplatin Cefotaxime Cefuroxime Chlorpromazine Chlorpropamide Ciclosporin Cycloserine Clobazam Clonazepam Clomiphene Clomipramine Clomiphene Clonidine Clotrimazole Co- trimoxazole Clonazepam Lorazepam Clonidine Clomiphene Co-codamol Co- proxamol Co-dydramol Co- proxamol Cortisone Cordarone Dacarbazine Procarbazine Daunorubicin Doxorubicin DepoMedrone DepoProvera Dermovate Betnovate Digoxin Doxepin Dipryridamole Disopyramide Domperidone Droperidol Dopamine Dobutamine Dothiepin Doxepin Enflurane Isoflurane Ergometrine Ergotamine Etidronate Etretinate Epinephrine(Adrenaline) Ephedrine Etidronate Etomidate Fenoprofen Flurbiprofen Fentanyl Alfentanyl Fluoxetine Fluvoxamine FolicAcid FolinicAcid Gliclazide Glipizide Humalog Humulin Hydroxyurea Hydroxyzine Hydroxyzine Hydralazine Idarubicin Doxorubicin Imipramine Trimipramine IsosorbideDinitrate IsosorbideMononitrate Ketoprofen Ketotifen Lamivudine Lamotrigine Levothyroxine Liothyronine Lisinopril Fosinopril Lofepramine Loperamide Maxidex Maxitrol Mebendazole Metronidazole Metformin Methyldopa Methylprednisolone Medroxyprogesterone Metolazone Metoprolol Migraleve Migril Motilium Motival Motipress Motival Nicotinamide NicotinicAcid Nifedipine Nicardipine Nifedipine Nimodipine Nortriptyline Amitriptyline Olsalazine Olanzapine Penicillamine Penicillin Prednisolone Prenisone Priadel Parlodel Prochlorperazine Penicillamine Promazine Promethazine Quinidine Quinine Rifadin Rifinah Sandocal Sando-K Selegiline Sazine Senokot Seroxat Sinemet Cimetidine Sinemet Sinequan Tamoxifen Temazepam Tamoxifen Tenoxicam Temazepam Temgesic Tramadol Trazodone Trimeprazine Trimipramine Triptafen Tryptophan Vermox Volmax Vinblastine Vincristine.
What are sound-alike and look-alike drugs. Some proprietary (brand name) and non-proprietary names (generic name) sound or appear to be similar to other drugs when written or spoken. These confusing drug names are one of the main causes of medication error. There are many sound and look alike.
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Very Very helpfull.An awareness should be created to all the patients, or the general public about LASA medications as well as the healtcare providers should educate contoniously to the Satffs like Pharmacists, Nurses and Duty Doctors.
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