1.5.2: Advocate individual and population-based health and safety, considering processes, evaluation of, and responses regarding medication errors
Review the following prescription for capecitabine for a female patient with colon cancer who weighs 123 lb and is 65 inches tall (BSA = 1.6 m2): Capecitabine (Xenical) 500 mg tablets. Take 4 tablets po bid 30 minutes after a meal. Take medication for 14 days then do not take for 7 days rest period. Repeat cycle every 21 days. Qty: 112 tablets Refills: 2 Identify an error with the above prescription that will require clarification with the prescriber.
(C) Instructions in regards to food
(D) Schedule of 14 days on medicine and 7 days off medicine
The correct answer is (E).
This was written in error. The brand name of capecitabine is Xeloda. Xenical is orlistat, a weight loss prescription medication.