Coroner Calls for Prescription Drug Guidelines to be Reviewed
As reported by BBC news, a gentleman in Bedford was admitted to hospital following the prescription of Oxycodone and amitriptyline. There was a known risk of combining these drugs that had potential to interact badly and cause ‘over-sedation’.
After being in Intensive Care for 2 days, he was discharged home whereupon both medications were restarted. This gentleman sadly passed away 3 weeks later.
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