i am on citalopram which was increased to 40mg a month ago as i was struggling, then got my last prescription (they give you 1 month at a time) no probs, took it as normal, the last week i have been REALLY struggling, especially with my baby (bad ongoing health issues still ongoing) and toddler (PND) was at doctors today and she was asking how i was feeling i said i dont know what was wrong with me lately (she told me i had something wrong where the breastbone meets the rib? Inflammation or something?That gets worse with stress) and that would go within a few weeks which it did then the last week the pain comes back with avengence, anyway she said 'why has your doesage gone back down to 20mg?' i said it hasnt. Bascially the person that did my last script did it what was on my repeat slip (20mg) and didnt do it on 40mg which was the last script done.
If had such a bad week, do i make an official complaint? I know mistakes are made but ive really suffered for it. Who really checks their medication for the dosage? I dont know about you but i trust them! Alsomy baby is on alot of meds, does that mean i should be checking no one has fiddled with them??
The prescriptions clerk just issues what was requested on the repeat prescription - if you ticked 20mg, that will be what they issue. It is not their job to check what they think you need or what was issued at the last consultation; they only work from what is on the request.
It's your responsibility to check firstly the repeat request, and secondly the actual printed prescription when you hand it in to the pharmacist. So yes you should ALWAYS check your prescriptions, as it's you (or your children) that will be taking them.
this happened to me with dd's medication as she'd had it at a lower dose that was later increased as it stopped being as effective.
I know I put the right repeat form in, but the person who printed off the prescription selected the wrong doseage. We only worked out what was happening about 2 weeks in after she'd wet the bed virtually every night, despite taking the meds
I didn't complain officially (we should have checked hre meds when they were dispensed), but made sure they took the lower dose off dd's repeat meds list so they couldn't make the same mistake again.