Use Double Checks With Meds That Have Extended-Release Suffixes

Another mishap will put more focus on preventing errors with meds that have "extended-release" suffixes (CD, SR, XL, etc).

Recently, an Rx was filled with two different nifedipine ER bottles...one an Adalat CC generic, the other a Procardia XL generic.

Both generics have the same active ingredient and are taken once daily...but they have different release mechanisms, which might impact a patient's blood pressure.

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