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Incorrectly dispensed Flomax and Volmax may lead to adverse effects

Posted on January 6, 2015 11:38 am under Medical Malpractice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about the dangers associated with the erroneous dispensation of Flomax and Volmax. Flomax is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, while Volmax is prescribed for patients suffering from bronchospam.

These two drugs share almost the same name and sound. Flomax and Volmax also have similar dosage strengths, except Flomax is available in strengths that differ by one decimal point. Safety reports compiled by the FDA since 1997 showed that verbal miscommunication and misinterpreted handwriting have been the primary reasons for medication errors. In one instance, a patient who was incorrectly given Flomax suffered from many adverse reactions, such as chronic sinus infection and vocal cord polyp, which caused her to be hospitalized for surgery.

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