Brand-Ad-30-6
 IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 2929 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
  Search
 
   Next article
   Previous article 
   Table of Contents
  
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   [PDF Not available] *
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2878    
    Printed30    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117

Slip between prescription and dispensation


Dept. of Dermatology, PSG Hospital, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-641 004, India

Correspondence Address:
Dept. of Dermatology, PSG Hospital, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-641 004, India



How to cite this article:
Rai R, Sharma N, Srinivas C R. Slip between prescription and dispensation. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2002;68:117


How to cite this URL:
Rai R, Sharma N, Srinivas C R. Slip between prescription and dispensation. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Oct 28];68:117. Available from: https://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2002/68/2/117/12624


To the Editor,
William Shakespeare in his 'Midsummers night dream' used the word sole and soul with telling humours effect. Wordsworth, Elliot and Tagore would have been rendered ineffectve had they not the liberty to exploit the rhyming words with different meaning. However, we narrate this instance to highlight an error caused by the name of drug, which rhyme.
A 40-year-old female with Hansen's disease was on regular multi drug therapy for 3 months. She developed exfoliative dermatitis. Dapsone was stopped and she was treated with 100mg of clofazimine and 30mg of prednisolone which was gradually tapered over a period of one month. She suddenly developed excessive drowsiness of 5 days duration and slurring of speech of 2 days duration.
She was admitted and evaluated by a neurophysician who suspected transient ischemic disease. All her medication was stopped and she improved by next day. On checking her drugs it was noticed that she had taken 100mg of chlorpromazine instead of 100mg clofazimine which had resulted in drowsiness.
This is to highlight the fact that physicians should check the drugs against the prescription. Another common mistake committed by the pharmacist is giving depsonil for dapsone. Typed prescription and post prescription counselling are some of the standard methods to avoid unpardonable crime which can be caused by rhyme. 

 

Top
Print this article  Email this article
Previous article Next article

    

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow