Brand names are used for different drugs in different countries

Brand names are used for different drugs in different countries.

A patient traveling in Serbia ran out of Dilacor XR (diltiazem). He got a refill and landed in the hospital with DIGOXIN toxicity. It turns out that Dilacor is a brand name for digoxin in Serbia.

Dilacor is also a brand name for verapamil in Brazil...and the calcium channel blocker, barnidipine, in Argentina.

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