February 14, 2022
Too Much, Too Soon
A physician placed an order for the injectable antipsychotic drug zuclopenthixol decanoate to be administered daily. However, this medication should not be given more than once every two weeks. MedAware alerted to the incorrect frequency, and the prescription was corrected before being administered.
If not for this intervention, the patient would have been at significant risk for an adverse event, such as convulsions, hypotension, and even coma.