Opioid for Dematitis
While hospitalized a 3-year-old boy was meant to receive the medication, methotrexate, for his chronic atopic dermatitis. Instead, the physician mistakenly prescribed the opioid, methadone. MedAware identified the mistake and the physician promptly canceled the order.
If given, the child may have suffered from dangerous adverse effects of opioids, including respiratory depression and coma.