Look Out for Oral Contraceptives With Similar Names or Packaging

A recent "near miss" will highlight your role in preventing product selection errors with oral contraceptives (OCs).

In the case, a patient almost received a pack of Tarina Fe 1/20 EQ (ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone/iron) instead of Cyred EQ (ethinyl estradiol/desogestrel).

This may seem surprising at first, since the med names don't look or sound anything alike. But both are made by the same manufacturer...and come in pink-and-white-colored packaging.

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