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oxycodoneApril 13 2015

The National Pharmacy Association has warned of a risk of prescribers confusing strengths of oxycodone oral solution, following reports that patients have required hospital treatment.

“Oxycodone oral solution 10mg/ml appears as the first option on Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS) used by GP surgeries, and has been picked instead of oxycodone oral solution 5mg/5ml,” said the NPA last week. “This error appears to have led to two patients needing hospital treatment.”

The NPA is advising pharmacists to check all prescriptions for oxycodone oral solution 10mg/ml with the prescriber to confirm that this is the intended strength.

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