May 2017 by pinksparklyelle
Came here yesterday 28/5 after a trip to the emergency out of hours team at the hospital. My son was very unwell and doctors prescribed him (among other things) an increased dose of his regular medication. The first thing the assistant said was "we probably don't have that in stock but we can order it for tomorrow or the next day". I asked if she could check and see if she had any at all she could give us, even one box, didn't matter the flavour. As she checked I saw at least 6 boxes in the drawer?!
My main concern however is the pharmacist, as she was giving me the medicines she told me that this was a high dose, much higher than children usually get, I said I know he takes it regularly but we had just come from hospital and were told he needed 2 larger doses initially. She responded by cutting me off and telling me I should read the leaflet rather than go by the doctors advice. In her opinion he had made a mistake and it was much too high the usual dose was a quarter of that.
As I was exhausted I didn't argue but on reflection I feel her advice was dangerous as not only was she contradicting a qualified doctor who had examined my son and his medical history, but the leaflet confirmed the dose the docter had prescribed, and to follow her advice would have resulted in him being admitted to hospital in sever pain. My son is on the mend now and in a lot less pain, thanks to doctors advice, but I wanted to warn others so they could think twice before going here, especially for advice.