Tacrolimus errors highlighted
Medication errors have occurred with the dosing of tacrolimus, theDecember 2008 Drug Safety Update from the Medicines and Healthcare productsRegulatory Agency and Commission on Human Medicines says
Medication errors have occurred with the dosing of tacrolimus, the December 2008 Drug Safety Update (PDF 130K) from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Commission on Human Medicines says.
Prograf and Advagraf are given according to different dosing schedules and are not interchangeable without careful clinical monitoring, the update states. Pharmacists should be aware of the brand being prescribed and the associated dose regimen.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10043371
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