OMACOR AND AMICAR STILL ARE BEING CONFUSED

APRIL 01, 2006

Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc has warned pharmacists about recent confusion between its Omacor (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) capsules and Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc's Amicar (aminocaproic acid) tablets. Omacor's manufacturer has informed pharmacists that telephone orders for its drug continue to be "misunderstood and dispensed" as Amicar.

FDA-approved Omacor is indicated as an adjunct to diet for the reduction of very high triglyceride levels. Amicar, however, is indicated for enhancing hemostasis when fibrinolysis contributes to bleeding. In certain patients, Amicar is prescribed for oral use to control acute or chronic bleeding syndromes.

Reliant issued a similar warning in November 2005. The company said that it was developing a "shelf talker" for pharmacists "to help prevent any more medication errors." For more information, visit www.omacorrx.com.




SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0

Become a Respimat Top Performer 

Get to know RESPIMAT, the slow-moving mist inhaler from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Watch the RESPIMAT video and test your knowledge with a short multiple-choice quiz. When you get all the answers right, you’ll receive a certificate naming you a RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer. Why not check it out today? 

 

Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance
 

Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards


3rd Annual Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative Conference


SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.