More look-alike/sound-alike drugs will potentially harm patients

More look-alike/sound-alike drugs will potentially harm patients...but you can help prevent mix-ups and dangerous mishaps.

Methadone and metolazone errors happen since both names look very similar on poorly written Rxs...and both can be prescribed as 5 mg or 10 mg doses.

This is scary because methadone is a powerful opioid...and could cause breathing problems and death if given to the wrong person.

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