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Tenfold therapeutic dosing errors in young children reported to US poison control centers.

Crouch BI, Caravati M, Moltz E. Tenfold therapeutic dosing errors in young children reported to U.S. poison control centers. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(14):1292-6. doi:10.2146/080377.

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July 22, 2009
Crouch BI, Caravati M, Moltz E. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(14):1292-6.

This retrospective review of all exposures in children younger than 6 years found that H2-receptor antagonists and metoclopramide were the most common medication errors reported. Most of the dosing errors occurred at home and in children younger than 12 months.

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Crouch BI, Caravati M, Moltz E. Tenfold therapeutic dosing errors in young children reported to U.S. poison control centers. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(14):1292-6. doi:10.2146/080377.