July 28, 2022
An Antibiotic for Seizures
To treat her seizures, a 76-year-old woman was supposed to receive the drug Keppra (levetiracetam). Instead, she was mistakenly prescribed the similarly named antibiotic, Keflex (cefalexin). MedAware alerted the care team of the mistake and the order was canceled.
If treated with the wrong drug, the patient could have suffered from untreated seizures and consequential brain damage.