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Brintellix and Brilinta Medication Errors due to Name Confusion

    Basic Details
    Date Posted
    Medical Product
    Health Outcome(s)
    medication error

    The goal of this request is to identify medication errors due to look-a-like and sound-a-like name confusion of Brintellix and Brilinta. This request contains three reports:

    • Report 1 contains estimated numbers of Brintellix users and Brilinta users. Users with the appropriate on-label indication were evaluated, in addition to users without the appropriate on-label indication and with an on-label indication for the other drug of interest.
    • Report 2 contains estimates of Brintellix and Brilinta users with on- or off-label indications for each drug.
    • Report 3 contains estimates of Brilinta users that have a subsequent Brintellix dispensing and numbers of Brintellix users that have a subsequent Brilinta dispensing.

    Data from September 30, 2013 to September 30, 2015 from 16 Data Partners contributing to the Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD) were included in this report. This request was distributed to Data Partners on August 30, 2016.

    Additional Details
    FDA Center
    Time Period
    September 30, 2013 - September 30, 2015
    Analysis Type
    Data Sources
    Sentinel Distributed Database (SDD)