Tuesday 15 January 2019

Woman Mistakenly Given Erectile Dysfunction Cream for Eye

A woman in Glasgow was treated in a local A&E department after using Vitaros an erectile dysfunction medication instead of VitA-POS to treat her eye condition. The mix up caused chemical burns to the cornea according to a report.

Healthcare services now look into using block capitals for written prescriptions. Dr Edington commented, "Prescribing errors are common, and medications with similar names/packaging increase risk."

It was unusual that the prescribed erectile dysfunction cream, for a female had not been questioned. On discovery of the blunder, the patient was given antibiotics, lubricants and steroids. She showed good response to treatment and is recovering from the mild chemical injury.

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