Pet Talk: Oregon veterinarians concerned about prescription errors at retail, online pharmacies
By Monique Balas, Special to The Oregonian
….One of the most common errors veterinarians report is a change in dose for a drug called Levothyroxine, used to treat hypothyroidism, says Dr. Becky Marks of Timberland Animal Clinic.
Dogs metabolize the drug very differently and require a much higher dose than humans. A pharmacist might assume that the dose is incorrect and change it without checking.
“I’m always thrilled when I have one call me,” notes Marks, who has more concerns with online pharmacies renewing expired prescriptions… read on.
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