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Wrongly prescribed half tablets in a Swiss University Hospital

Arnet, I. and von Moos, M. and Hersberger, K.. (2012) Wrongly prescribed half tablets in a Swiss University Hospital. International journal of clinical medicine, Vol. 3. pp. 637-643.

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Abstract

oxazepam (Seresta®) 15 mg (1.2%; with decorative score line). Conclusion: Prescribing of 1/2 tablets is common and concerns every 10th discharge prescriptions. It represents a pharmaceutical care issue, since in almost every second case, an identical drug with half the dosage strength is commercially available and a substitution could be offered by the community pharmacist. Further, one out of 5 prescribed 1/2 tablets is wrong or untraceable in the official sources of drug information and represents a safety issue. In all cases, time consuming and costly clarifications must be undertaken, ultimately the physician must be consulted, in order to modify the prescription or to dispense the prescribed ½ tablets as off-label use. If splitting is al-lowed, the patient’s cognitive and physical capacities have to be clarified and appropriate aids have to be offered, e.g. a pill splitter, in order to insure the safe use of the drug.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Arnet, Isabelle and Hersberger, Kurt E.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Scientific Research Publ.
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:01 Feb 2013 08:41

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