potilaalle vaihdettu [lääke]

English translation: Switched to medication X

11:28 Sep 23, 2019
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Medical (general)
Finnish term or phrase: potilaalle vaihdettu [lääke]
From a medical report:

"Potilasohjauksessa psoripotilaalle vaihdettu [lääke X] perhesuunnittelun perusteella"

Here, "[lääke X]" is the name of a specific medication ("Medication X").

Does this mean that:

1) The patient was switched to Medication X (having previously been on another medication)

or that

2) The Medication X that the patient had been receiving was switched (to something else)

?

Contextually, option #1 seems much likelier to me, but it doesn't quite square with the meaning of "vaihtaa" that I know ("to replace", etc.). If one is replacing X with Y, then I expect the direct object of "vaihtaa" to be X, and the indirect object to be Y.

Thanks
G. L.
United States
Local time: 21:05
English translation:Switched to medication X
Explanation:
It's clearly option 1.
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Leena Mäntynen
Finland
Local time: 07:05
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5Switched to medication X
Leena Mäntynen


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Switched to medication X


Explanation:
It's clearly option 1.

Leena Mäntynen
Finland
Local time: 07:05
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Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 4
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