November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 15 - 15
PROVERA OR PROZAC? Pro-blem handwriting
A prescriber ordered Provera (medroxyprogesterone), a synthetic progestin, 10 mg P.O. daily for a patient, but the pharmacist misinterpreted the handwritten order as Prozac (fluoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression. The nurse who verified ...