July 28, 2022
Chemotherapy as an Anticoagulant
A 51-year-old man suffering from back pain was prescribed an injection of Venclexta (venetoclax), a chemotherapy medication, instead of an injection of the anticoagulant, Clexane (enoxaparin). MedAware alerted the care team of the mistake, and the order was canceled.
If treated with the wrong medication, the patient would have been at severe risk of thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction. He also would have suffered from the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy.