Slipper Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 I am a person who likes structure and routine. I use the same person to cut my hair, the same doctor, same dentist, etc. I love our pharmacy and we have a good relationship. They know me by name and there are times when we've had emergencies that they have literally thrown medicine off the shelf to the pharmacist who immediately filled it for me. However. I think they are careless. And careless pharmacies make me nervous. Some mistakes, I can understand. They gave me eye drops instead of an eye ointment. They gave me risperdol pills rather than liquid. Both of those were corrected with only minor aggravation. I have a daughter who takes hyomax (it resolves stomach cramps for IBS) and the pill is placed under her tongue. The first time we filled it, they gave her hyomax sulfate (I think is what it was). It tasted horrible and she had already had two doses by the time we realized it. I returned it and they gave me the right prescription. I had to refill the hyomax yesterday. After we were handed the pills, I asked my middle daughter to check them out for me (she also takes them for Celiac reactions). She told me the pills weren't the correct one. The pharmacist was very nice but assured us that it was the correct pill. He said he had double-checked it himself. When we were out in the car, my daughter told me again that it wasn't correct and asked if she could taste it to make sure it was okay before giving it to DD7. (It has a mint taste and is harmless). I took one from the bottle and tasted it myself and it didn't taste right. I looked at the bottle and it gave the pill description as H followed by PAC (or something like that). The pill in the bottle was a different shape and had a B and on the other side numbers (146 I think?). I went back inside and the pharmacist looked and said that it was the wrong medication. He filled it for me and showed me the bottle so that I could see it was the correct kind. My oldest daughter is non-verbal and I can't have medication that is wrong. She wouldn't be able to tell me. The only reason I hesitate is because we only have two pharmacies in town. This one is a chain and when I visit relatives and have problems, my doctor can call me something in wherever I am at. I love the convenience. The other one is a 9 - 5 place. Just a vent I suppose.... Thanks for listening (reading?) lol. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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