reports of "look-alike, sound-alike" drug names resulting in medication errors

We're hearing reports of "look-alike, sound-alike" drug names resulting in medication errors.

This type of error can happen when two different drugs are mixed up because they have similar names and strengths.

For example, people are confusing Toprol XL with Tegretol XR or Topamax...Razadyne with Rozerem...and Azilect with Aricept.

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