What are the different types of prescription medication errors? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A medication error can be made by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other medical professional. Some of the more common includes:

  • Giving the wrong medication to the patient
  • Mixing up patients’ medications
  • Prescribes or gives a patient mediation they are allergic to
  • Fails to adequately warn the patient about potential side effects from the medication
  • Mislabeling of a medication
  • Prescribes or gives a patient medication that has adverse reactions to another medication the patient is taking