The skinny on errors with obesity drug names

May 2015
Pharmacy Today;May2015, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p88
The article offers information on medications related to or used in the treatment of obesity. Topics discussed include potential confusion between the trade names Xeloda, an anticancer medication, and Xenical, an antiobesity drug, rules created by a hospital unto its computer system to alert pharmacists about the need for dosing adjustments based on patients' estimated creatinine clearance, and reports regarding the use of metoprolol instead of topiramate for weight loss.


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