Read labels!

Here’s a reminder to everyone who has any kind of drug infused: Always read the label! Make sure you’re getting the right drug for you. When I was getting my Zometa Wednesday, I looked at the bag a few minutes after the drip started, and was surprised to see that the name on the label wasn’t mine! It turned out the drug was zoledronic acid and the dose was correct. Had I not noticed, the worst thing that would have happened would have been that the other patient (whose name was on the label) would have been charged for my rx. Read the labels and don’t be afraid to speak up if you think anything is out of the ordinary!