Craziness

Yesterday I was diagnosed with Sialoadenitis. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Basically an inflammation of a salivary gland, right under my tongue! It hasn’t been painful, just annoying and worrisome. Supposedly antibiotics will cure it. Hopefully.

So, I pick up my prescription from the pharmacy, take it home, and read the bottle for directions and description of the antibiotic prescribed. Here’s what I read:

antibiotic description

And here’s what the pill looked like:

antibiotic

Not the same, are they? So I call the pharmacy and they tell me that I better bring it back in, which I promptly do. The pharmacist examines the label, looks at the pill and says, “We have to update our database. That’s the third label today!” It seems that the manufacturer changed the look of the pill, but the pharmacy does not have the new description of the pill in their database yet. How annoying! Not only for me (and others) that have to drive back to the pharmacy only to be told that, yes, we do have the correct pill. But also for the pharmacy workers who have to keep taking time out of their daily workload to double check that it is the correct pill.

3 Comments

  1. I’m glad you checked tho’!

  2. I agree, it is always a good idea to check.

    Sorry to hear about the misbehaving salivary gland. Hope you are doing better.

  3. I bet there were a lot of people concerned about there being a mistake. Glad you didn’t get the wrong medication and take it.

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