SOUND ALIKE LOOK ALIKE DRUGS

 

 

 

The pharmacy has identified the following pairs of drugs as being easy to confuse. The drug in the left column will be segregated from the other drugs and kept in a separate area in the dispensing areas. These will not be segregated on the units since none of these drugs are used as floor stock. Each one of these drugs is dispensed and labeled for specific clients.

 

SERZONE (nefazodone)

easily confused with

SEROQUEL (quetiapine)

EPIVIR (lamivudine

easily confused with

LAMICTAL (lamotrigine)

PRILOSEC (omeprazole)

easily confused with

PROZAC (fluoxetine)

WELLBUTRIN SR (bupropion)

(sustained release)

easily confused with

WELLBUTRIN XL (bupropion)

(extended release)

CELEBREX (celecoxib)

easily confused with

CELEXA (citalopram)

LAMISIL (terbinafine)

easily confused with

LAMICTAL (lamotrigine)

 

 

AVANDIA (NF) (rosiglitazone)

easily confused with

COUMADIN (warfarin)

ZYRTEC (NF) (cetirizine)

easily confused with

ZYPREXA (olanzapine)

LENTE (NF) (insulin zinc suspension)

easily confused with

LANTUS (insulin glargine)

DIPRIVAN (NF) (Propofol)

easily confused with

DIFLUCAN (fluconazole)

These non-formulary (NF) drugs are sometimes ordered and will be stored with the non-formulary drugs in the pharmacy.

 

 

KLONOPIN (clonazepam)

easily confused with

CATAPRES (clonidine)

(Clonazepam is a floor stocked control drug and will be stored with the control drugs.)

 

 

KLONOPIN (clonazepam)

easily confused with

ATIVAN (lorazepam)

Distinct labels are attached to each bag of these drugs to clearly identify them on the unit.

 

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