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Pharmacies may erroneously dispense drug Durezol as Durasal

Posted on January 5, 2015 2:12 pm under Medical Malpractice

Every year, a large number of pharmacy errors in the country are recorded in relation to confusing Durezol and Durasal, which are two similar-sounding drugs with entirely different applications.

Durezol is a sterile, anti-inflammatory corticosteroid eye drop used to manage pain and swelling after an eye surgery. On the other hand, Durasal is a topical preparation that contains salicylic acid, a potent acid known to treat warts. It is also composed of other substances known to irritate the eyes, such as isopropyl alcohol and butyl acetate. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned about possible serious injuries if the salicylic acid contained in Durasal reaches the eyes.

Filling similar-sounding prescriptions should be done with care and attention, as it can cause serious damage to health when improperly filled. If you have been a victim of pharmacy error in Wisconsin, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you fight for compensation from the negligent parties involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed for free today.