The FDA wants you to be aware of dangerous social media trends especially when involving misusing medicines
Fluorouracil is a medicine used to treat certain skin conditions (e.g., actinic or solar keratosis, basal cell cancer). The package labeling for this medicine (Carac, Efudex, Tolak) has been updated to warn people about accidental exposure to pets.
Over the past few years, ISMP has received multiple reports of mix-ups involving fluticasone propionate aerosol metered-dose inhalers (Flovent HFA) and fluticasone propionate nasal spray (Flonase).
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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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