'By Saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 11-Jan-08 08:44:11
You don't sound happy in your work Jennster
That's the bit I don't understand really though - I completely understand why the pharmacist may ask questions to confirm an 'unusual' precription, but why is it her responsibility to check it's OK? Surely it's the responsibility of the prescribing doctor and up to the pharmacists to dispense correctly as per the prescription.
'By yurt1 Tue 08-Jan-08 15:16:08
It was boots who refused to let me have canesten cream when pregnant. I went to a local pharmacist then.'
'By mm22bys Tue 08-Jan-08 14:35:30
I went to a branch of well-known pharmacists today to fill a repeat prescription for DS2 - he's been on the drug for two months.
He is quite young to be on this medication, but it was prescribed by a consultant pediatrician at a major London teaching hospital, so I trust they know what they are doing.
The "consultant pharmacist" started giving me a hard time about how I actually give it to him - it is a single tablet once a day, and he wanted to change it to liquid form. I explained that I prefer the tablet because based on past experience with liquid antibiotics and pain medication, I never know how much he actually gets (spills out of mouth etc).
He then wanted to know if I crush the tablet or if I give it to him whole, mixed in cereal. I do both, depending on what sort of mood I'm in .
He then said he would have to ring the manufacturer to find out best way of giving it to him.
I waited for 15 minutes, and he got back to me and told me that they would have to ring down to the pharmacy at the manufacturer to find out.
At that point I asked for the prescription back and told him I would go somewhere else.
I went to local pharmacy and got it straight away, no questions asked.
I have since rung the manufacturer myself, and they just take voicemails, but have looked it up on the internet and found out you can crush it.
Was I unreasonable to have walked out of the pharmacy, without waiting for further information?'
i am glad that Jennster tries her best to answer these for pharmacists, it is not an easy job, amount of jobs to be done and the risk it brings which is not reflected by the paid, no wonder she is disappointed and off for retrain