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Propylthiouracil and Purinethol Mix-Ups

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is warning about mix-ups between the trade name of one drug and the generic name of another. Purinethol® (mercaptopurine), is the trade name of a potent antimetabolite used in oncology. Propylthiouracil is an anti-thyroid agent that only comes in generic form.

Ephedrine and Epinephrine Mix-Ups

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is warning again about the possibility of mix-ups between ephedrine and epinephrine.

Preventing Dosing Errors with Alteplase

In a recent report, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices warned about the possibility of prescribing and administering the wrong dose of alteplase when the indication for the drug is not specified.