Prevent Mix-Ups With Sublingual Nitroglycerin
Another med error will put the spotlight on avoiding issues with sublingual nitroglycerin Rxs (Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, etc).
In a recent case, an entire 25-count bottle of sublingual nitroglycerin tablets was administered to a patient having chest pain...instead of a single tablet.
Luckily the tabs were removed from the patient's mouth before harm was done. The error could have led to a dangerous drop in blood pressure.