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If you or a loved one have experienced a mistake with a medication or have a safety concern to share with others, we would like to hear from you.

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Warning: Aspirin-containing antacid medicines can cause bleeding

The FDA wants you to be aware some antacids contain aspirin, which can increase the risk of serious stomach irritation that can cause bleeding

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Zantac reborn

The brand name Zantac has been recycled and is now used as part of the brand name for the generic drug famotidine, also known as the brand name Pepcid. Pepcid. The new Zantac product is formally called Zantac 360°

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Good catches – Know what to expect and where to look

Learn ways you can identify a medication error before it reaches you or a family member

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We help everyday folks take medication safely

ConsumerMedSafety.org is provided to you by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). This unique website is designed to help you, the consumer, avoid mistakes when taking medicines.

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Medication Errors Happen

Errors with medicine are preventable. Most do not cause harm, but occasionally they can. They can still happen anywhere medicine is prescribed, dispensed, purchased or used. However, you can play an important part in staying safe.

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ConsumerMedSafety.org is run by a team of healthcare providers who specialize in medication safety. We are specially trained to provide authentic, real-world content that empowers consumers to play a vital role in their own medication safety. All our content is original, and our website is advertisement free.

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Having knowledge and understanding about safe medication practices is an excellent way in preventing an error from happening to you or a loved one. Our website is designed to exclusively bring the message of medication error prevention directly to you, the consumer.

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We rely on consumers like you who share your stories of errors and other potential hazards with your medicine. This helps us learn from you. It also helps us provide memorable stories about actual errors (deidentified) that have happened and how others can prevent them for happening to them.

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