handling Rxs for oral blood thinners (warfarin, Pradaxa, Xarelto, etc)

You'll see more focus on handling Rxs for oral blood thinners (warfarin, Pradaxa, Xarelto, etc).

Product selection. Look for sound-alike/look-alike meds. Coumadin can easily be mistaken for Cardura...or Brilinta for Brintellix.

Watch decimal points closely. Mistaking warfarin 1.0 mg for warfarin 10 mg means the patient would get TEN times the intended amount of the blood thinner...and could lead to serious bleeding events.

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