Yesterday I wrote about an extended family member of mine
who had been prescribed TiZan for nausea and vomiting.
A few of you wrote in saying that perhaps the prescription
was for TiGan instead, which IS a drug for nausea and
Yes, that would make more sense...but the problem is the
prescription clearly said TiZan--I had Susan fax it to me
before she tore it up. There could be no doubt that it was
a Z and not a G. The doctor even said to her verbally,
TiZan with a Z when he talked about what he was going to
That's what's called a medical error.
Over 200,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors
according to current estimates, and over 1.5 million are
Plus a new study by the Department of Health & Human
Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found
that 1 of every 10 patients who died within 90 days of
surgery did so because of a preventable medical error.
That's 10%. Dead.
A medical error doesn't necessarily mean amputating the
wrong leg or removing the wrong kidney.
It can be as simple as blood type AB instead of A, 1,000
mg instead of 100 mg, or a Z instead of a G in a drug name.
Now, would this particular mistake have cost Susan her
life? Probably not, but it would have made her much, MUCH
sicker (more on that below).
Would the pharmacist have caught the mistake? Probably
not. Because there would have been no reason for the
pharmacist to ask why it was prescribed.
And get this: Even if the "correct" drug (TiGan) were
prescribed, the side effects include: Diarrhea, headache,
dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and muscle cramps.
Susan already was drowsy, had headaches and diarrhea due to
stomach flu for 5 DAYS and was STILL prescribed this drug.
Now here's an interesting twist--the plot thickens:
Susan told me this morning that the same doctor prescribed
a drug for her last month when she had back pain due to an
And since her chart had TiZan written in it, that's
probably why TiZan is what was put on yesterday's stomach
flu prescription instead of TiGan.
Remember all the side effects of TiZan I quoted yesterday?
PS: John has gotten relief from a year of digestive
I have been suffering from gastro problems now for about
12 months. I knew it was some type of digestion problem
but could not pin it down.
I searched around for a solution but did not come up with
any immediate answers. I was not prepared to see my doctor
as I knew he would only give me drugs and that was not
going to solve it--only put a band aid on it.
Some 6 months ago I tried a gluten free diet and that
improved the situation a fair bit but not completely.
I then stumbled across your site and have been on the plan
for a week now and the results were immediate. I made a
few adjustments to it by substituting any gluten products
with gluten free products.
I have no confidence in the medical profession as they
appear to me to just be robots for the drug companies. I
have proven that by personal experience which I do not want
to get into.
Thank you very much for your info it has relieved me
considerably, I am sleeping much better and feel a much
happier person within myself again.
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