Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Am I being begged to be non-compliant or what?

So when the pharmacist dispensed the meds I’m to take as a result of my little bout of sickness this weekend, she warned, “DO NOT EAT ANY DAIRY WITH THIS ONE!” When I got home, as is my wont, I immediately sat down and read each of the product monographs, so I could decide for myself whether or not I’ll actually be compliant and take the meds prescribed for me (yeah, I’m a lousy patient). The monograph for that particular product reads (their emphasis): “AVOID TAKING THIS MEDICINE with milk or milk products, e.g., calcium-enriched juice, yogurt, by themselves. However, taking this medicine as part of a full meal that contains milk or milk products is permitted.” Huh? It’s not as if I can wash down the big ole horse pill with a glass of milk while scarfing down a steak, because in addition to the meds, I’ve been put on a liquid diet for 7 days…a MILK BASED liquid diet. Aaaarrrggghhh! I should have gone to med school myself; I swear I’d never have treated patients like this.


Wiggle's mom said...

Although, even without the begging, you aren't usually the most compliant patient, are you?
Neither am I, for that matter. I wonder where I got it?

JACKIE said...

Makes you wonder where the doctor's brain was when the RX was being written. These guys are really scary at time.