I found a state pharmacy board complaint form and depending upon what the manager says to me on Monday, I'll fill it out.
I was looking at the previous bottle of my Tramadol ER and I realized that they could not possibly have fit 90 300mg pills into it. It was too small.
So, I at least know when the error happened and which pharmacist was responsible. Since the makers of the generic ship it in bottles of 30, I'm now suspecting that the pharmacist pulled one or two of the wrong strength. He may not have counted them out since he was just
opening sealed bottles.
Anyhow, this should just not happen -- and it seems to be happening a lot at my local CVS. Imagine if this was a more dangerous drug and the pharmacist pulled a dose too high which lead to respiratory depression and death. That just as well could have happened. What if, for instance, I was taking 10mg oxycontin and he accidentally pulled an 80mg bottle?
I also wonder, as I look back at the past few months, how much of my additional pain was due to this error. I now have 15 oxycodones left, which I use only when the pain is at its worst. I don't see my PM until June and will have to make them last until then. Though I could tell my PM this story and ask for my oxycodones early, I'm just too uncomfortable doing so, especially since this will also be the first time I have to ask for a hydrocodone refill before my appointment (since he insisted that I take 2-3 per day -- again, because of the increased pain).www.freeimagehosting.net/lqhvf
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg & 2-3x 10mg Hydrocodone daily. Oxycodone 10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray