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Prescription says capsules, I need liquid - will a chemist dispense liquid instead?

(7 Posts)
MrsS01 Mon 19-Sep-11 20:31:11

I have a prescription and forgot to ask if it could be made for liquid antibiotics instead as I'm unable to take tablets. Will a chemist dispense the same antibiotic but in liquid form or do I have to go and get it changed?

A1980 Mon 19-Sep-11 23:18:57

Take the prescription in to the chemist and ask them.

BluddyMoFo Mon 19-Sep-11 23:19:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaBellaSantaCaterinadiSiena Mon 19-Sep-11 23:22:51

Speak to the pharmacist. If they're nice, they'll call the surgery and speak to the dr (well my dad would have!)

nightcat Mon 19-Sep-11 23:30:20

I sometimes asked just for dry powder and mixed it myself at a later stage. If it's powder capsules (many are) then you can open them and mix yourself.

hocuspontas Mon 19-Sep-11 23:32:17

I have always had to get another prescription if I forget to remind the doc.

Bearskinwoolies Tue 20-Sep-11 05:03:12

Take it to the pharmacy and explain why you would prefer a liquid. Pharmacists are able to contact a gp, and request a change, if the dr says so, they can dispense and return the rx to be amended afterwards. However, some health centres/pharmacists prefer for it to be amended prior to dispensing.

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