Medication Errors in Dentistry | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Medication Errors in Dentistry

Author(s): Bhavika Satish Vidhwani*, Kumar Gaurav Chhabra, Amit Reche, Priyanka Paul


A pharmaceutical error is a flaw in the treatment that threatens to harm the patient. Medication errors might occur while following these steps: deciding which medicine and dosage to be used; prescribing the prescription; manufacturing the medicine; dispensing the formulation; taking the medication. Despite the fact that pharmaceutical errors can be deadly, they are uncommon and usually small. Minor system failures, on the other hand, must be recognized since they may lead to more catastrophic errors later. The construction of a blameless and non-punitive environment should encourage people to report mistakes. Prescription errors include irrational, incorrect, ineffective prescribing, under prescribing or overprescribing. Medication errors must be avoided during prescribing, using a medicine that is correct for the patient's condition and in a dosage regimen that optimizes the benefit to harm ratio within the restrictions imposed by the ambiguity that surrounds therapeutic decisions. In balanced prescription, the drug's mechanism of action should be linked to the disease's path physiology. Medication errors are caused by system problems; however, when the practitioner, pharmacist, and patient are all responsible, the chances of an error are reduced. It is the responsibility of all three persons to ensure that the correct drug, its form, dosage, and procedure are used.

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