How can patients prevent medication errors?


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Errors during the medication period may cause the patients to experience adverse drug reactions, aggravation of illness, or worst, death.

Such lapses in medication are often coming from poor communication between healthcare provider and their patient. For instance, when a patient visits different health care provider, but does not inform the new provider of his medication history.

Another reason for medication errors are prescription drugs or meds are not clearly explained to the patients, and confusion and incorrect usage of medication names and abbreviations.

Given this risk among patients, Pharex Health Corporation encourages patients and healthcare providers to be aware of the prevalent medication mistakes, such as incorrect frequency and timing, improper administration, discrepancy in dosage, and intake of the wrong drug, among others.

“Medication errors make the condition of the patients even worse. Such errors could cause hospitalization that will result in lost productivity and money that could be used for other household expenses like food, house rent, or education,” said Tomas Marcelo Agana III, President and CEO of Pharex Health Corp.

To help patients properly adhere to their prescribed medications and avoid inaccuracy that could worsen their conditions, Pharex Health Corporation developed the Pharex CP15. It is a 15-day compliance pouch intended to make intake of medicine simpler as quality medicines good for two weeks are sealed together in a water-resistant pouch.

“It is our mission to assist them in improving their conditions and have a healthy life,” Agana quips.

For more details, call Pharex Health Corporation at 433-8088 (local 820).

January 2017 Health and Lifestyle

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