Keep Patients With Dye Allergies Safe

A recent close call will highlight your role in handling allergies to dyes or other color additives.

A child with a known red-dye allergy was getting Rx ibuprofen oral suspension. The stock bottle says the med contains FD&C Yellow #6...initially leading pharmacy staff to believe this was the only color additive in the product.

But the package insert also lists D&C Red #33 as an inactive ingredient. Fortunately this was caught before the Rx was dispensed.

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