Drug interactions and dosing mistakes can lead to fatal errors for patients taking methotrexate for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, according to the Rheumatology Network.

The online outlet offers a top ten list of tips for healthcare professionals working with RA patients to help them avoid these crucial medical errors. Even something as simple as double checking all printed medication instructions that the patient is provided to make sure the right dosage is listed is recommended to avoid serious errors. According to the article, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices recently reported that this type of oversight lead to the death of a patient who was taking methotrexate daily instead of weekly.

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