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Nursing2015

November 2005, Volume 35 Number 11 , p 12 - 12

Author

  • MICHAEL R. COHEN RPh, MS, ScD

Abstract

A pharmacist reported six instances of the wrong strength of antipsychotic risperidone tablets under the trade name Risperdal M-TAB being dispensed to a nursing unit; in one case, the error reached the patient. Supplied in blister packs containing four tablets, the drug comes in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg strengths.

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