Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Augh!!!!!!!!

This message was left on the office voicemail over lunch hour:

"Hi. I have a gray pill, with 10 on one side and nothing on the other. I have no idea what it is, but I got it at Medco. It's for my husband and we only have 3 left. Call me right away."

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Namenda maybe?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I thought of that, too. It says FL on the opposite side.

Anonymous said...

That damn Medco mail order, and it will take them a week to get more; therefore, local pharmacy will have to jump through hoops to get an RX when docs are closed!!! I am glad I got out of the business.

myoclonicjerk said...

Zyprexa. (grin)

myoclonicjerk said...

Oops. I meant Zyprexa Zydis.

Glen said...

rxlist.com has a tool to identify meds. If a round pill, looks like oral morphine or MS contin oral. Definitely need more than 3 for a good party.

Kim said...

my uneducated guess would be fukitol...

blondechick3580 said...

Lol @ fukitol.

Seriously tho, they could have taken it to a pharmacy and had them try to ID it.

Anonymous said...

Namenda for sure. 10 mg, gray in color by Forest Labs (FL)

Mr. Knucklehead said...

I have a green pill with a lower case "m" on one side. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the pills in a labeled container?
Classof65

Anonymous said...

Maybe her hubby knows?

Anonymous said...

FYI there's a DR OMG on failblog.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the caller has overlooked the most important resource in this scenario: Medco!!! They got it from Medco so call THEM and ask them what it is. Also, I wonder where the labeled container is that came with the gray pill. Oh, and have they read the label???

Sheesh!!!

Anonymous said...

They call the pharmacy all the time. I get a couple of them a week. I love it how someone called to refill one but got it somewhere else while telling me he never filled it elsewhere. after calling the insurance then calling pharmacy B, he picked it up, when I told him about it he said oh yeah they look different so I won't take it. WTF PEOPLE. It took the pharmacist to tell him its the same drug.

The D-Bag Daily said...

Definitely Namenda! Yikes.

Soon-to-be-PharmD said...

That's what 1-800-222-1222 is good for. <3 Poison control! I don't spend my time identifying pills... But I also live in an area where people want to make sure what their neighbor/friend/drug dealer sold them really is that lorcet/oxycotin/vicodin they were promised.

Anonymous said...

the fact that it's namenda says a lot in itself LOL!

Andrea said...

Has to be Namenda 10mg.

You do realize they were being proactive as he would have ran out after taking his last dose at bedtime christmas eve? That's one less phone call christmas morning.

Lipstick said...

Oh mercy Dr. Grumpy...I guess you should be flattered. They think you are all-knowing.

Micromedex is the easiest tab ID source for me to use at work. I think all pharmacies have access to some type of ID software though.

Of course, we all know you have every tablet memorized though. I'm going to start calling you too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Epocrates charges $100 for a years subscription to the online pill ID tool but the free PDA/smartphone software Epocrates Rx includes it. Probably worthwhile if you deal with folks that can't seem to keep a med list.

Adam said...

If it's Namenda, maybe they forgot?

Pharmgirll said...

Cmon, you'll drive yourself crazy expecting anything less from people who need Namenda or Zyprexa. Like the litte old ladies who can't remember their Aricept! Priceless!

Cristina said...

People often try to describe their pills rather than tell me what they are called or what they are prescribed for. What really cracks me up is when the description consists of "it's a white pill".

Really?

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Doris said...

Um...how about name and contact number?

>:p

 
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