March 14, 2022
Preventing Opioid Overdose
A doctor mistakenly prescribed a patient 600 mg per day of the opioid, tramadol, at discharge. However, the maximum daily dose of tramadol is 400 mg. MedAware immediately alerted the physician to the dosing error in this opioid-naive patient and the prescription was changed accordingly.
If given as initially prescribed, the patient would have been at increased risk of opioid overdose.