Hyperacidity/GERD/Ulcers

FDA Video: Avoiding Maalox Mix-ups

All liquid Maalox products are not the same. Maalox Total Relief, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, and Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength may look similar but they are not interchangeable. In fact, using the wrong one could be harmful.

FDA Video: Mixups between Kapidex and Casodex

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has reported medication errors due to name confusion between Kapidex (dexlansoprazole) and Casodex (bicalutamide). Kapidex is used to treat erosive esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Casodex is used in combination therapy to treat metastatic prostate carcinoma, and is contraindicated in women. Patients who receive either drug because of a name mixup could experience unintended drug effects or adverse events.