Why you should ALWAYS check your prescriptions before taking them.... (Take a Poll)
submitted on June 20, 2014 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
Two cases of pharmacy errors occured recently in Houston, Texas - one was thankfully not harmful, while the second had a terrible outcome. These mistakes can occur because a high (and growing) volume of prescriptions have to be filled in a short amount of time.
A mother received medication for her 8-month-old daughter's cough and cold that turned out to be adult-strength codeine. http://abc13.com/health/potent.....p-/122654/ Fortunately, the mistake was discovered within 2 days and the child is OK.
But in the second case, a man received ear drops instead of his eye medication. The label and verbal instructions he received were to put the drops in his eye, but as a result he's now blind in one eye. http://newsfixnow.com/2014/06/.....him-blind/
Here's a link where you can identify your pills by their shape, color, and markings to be sure they are the right ones - http://www.webmd.com/pill-identification/ In the left margin of that page, there are other helpful links about drugs and interactions.