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Preventing medication errors to avoid injury and illness

Medication errors are all too common these days even though there is research, training and technology out there to prevent these errors. There are things you can do to prevent medication errors made by your doctor or pharmacist in an effort to avoid injury and illness. If you follow the tips outlined in this post, you should be able to avoid an issue with a medication error.

Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors can cause severe side effects

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors like Invokana are drugs created to help people with type 2 diabetes by lowering the user's blood sugar levels by causing the kidneys to excrete glucose through the urine. This lowers the amount of glucose in the user's bloodstream. However, studies have shown that user's kidneys are also excreting other crucial things that are causing severe, and sometimes life threatening side effects. If you or a loved one is using Invokana, you may be at risk.

HIV drug linked to serious birth defects

An antiretroviral drug that is used to treat HIV has been linked to serious birth defects in children born to women who were taking the drug when they became pregnant and in the beginning of their first trimester. The drug, dolutegravir, is believed to increase a baby's chances of neural tube defects. These are defects of the spine, spinal cord or brain. Spina bifida is one of the most common of these defects.

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