Dicetel/Diclectin: Dispensing errors continue despite warnings to pharmacists

Adrienne Einarson, G. Koren

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


The Motherisk Program is a counselling service for women and their health-care professionals, providing information on the safety/risk of drugs and other exposures during pregnancy and breast feeding to some 40,000 callers a year. Since 1996 we have been receiving reports of pregnant women who inadvertently took pinaverium (Dicetel) instead of a combination of doxylamine and pyridoxine (Diclectin) due to pharmacy dispensing errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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