Commonly Confused Mental Health Medications8 mental health medications and their similarly named drug counterparts with which they're often confused.
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Of the 1.5 million medication mistakes that occur every year, about 25 percent are due to drugs that have similar names being accidentally prescribed to patients. Experts say these errors are due to a number of factors--including illegible doctor's handwriting and alphabetical shelving in pharmacies--and they can have serious consequences for patients.
Here are 8 prescription mental health medications and the similarly named drugs that are sometimes filled in their place.