Friday, May 14, 2010

Must need a helluva big pill bottle

Dr. Grumpy: "How much Inderal are you on now?"

Mr. Hedayk: "80 megatons a day."

Dr. Grumpy: "You mean milligrams."

Mr. Hedayk: "Whatever."

21 comments:

Life in vet school said...

It's really dense.

Li'l Azathoth said...

So now you're treating North Korean athletes?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Megatons, huh? Maybe that's what my MD is doing wrong. I should be on 20 megatons per ML not 20 milligrams.

Are you accepting new patients?

Also, are you familiar with MHNI in Ann Arbor, Michigan? If so, have you ever referred a patient there?

Gen said...

Units of measurment matter! Just ask NASA, they learned this the hard way. Newtons, force-pounds...whatever.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there's enough glucagon in the world to reverse an overdose of that magnitude!

The infamous forged 'mofeen' script calls for a pound quantity, I believe...

Anonymous said...

some migraines are mega nasty

Kat's Kats said...

Gee, can I get something in megatons for my pain?? Maybe that will work!! ::snicker:: Seriously, even my kids know their meds better than that!!

Moose said...

Anonymous, the infamous "mofeen" prescription did indeed call for "1 lb mofeen". I named my teddy bear after that tale. (Mofeen Bear!)

So is a megaton more or less than a f*ckton or a sh!tload? :-)

Anonymous said...

Haa, ha. Mofeen.

Back when Lilly sold Darvocet N 100 in neon orange, our pharmacy 'boasted' a four foot model for an ache 'that' big.

To express an amount in megatons, however, sounds as if it describes the size of an explosion.

Claire said...

Megatons? Is radiation causing his headaches?

Maha said...

I truly think that some of my patients need megatons of Haldol and Ativan.

Gert said...

That cracks me up!

pharmacy chick said...

Probably the same idiot who comes to me and wants 100CC syringes.

Anonymous said...

Do you patients ever confuse milligrams and micrograms?

Anonymous said...

u mean megatonne which is a unit of weight.
megaton is a unit of energy eg. explosive force.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Good thing this guy isn't in the military, otherwise we'd be threatening to drop a 20 milligram bomb on North Korea.

ERP said...

I guess he has Atomic strength Inderal.
Rx:
Inderal 80 megatons
Disp: 1
Sig: Take as directed.
Dispense as "Little Boy" or "Fat Man". Brand Medically Necessary.
No refills.

Filet-o-bitch RPh said...

Sorry-that was probably one of my customers. I dont correct them anymore. What's the point? Anus, armpit, bellybutton, vag-they all insert things anywhere. sigh

Jules said...

"Whatever, why should I be responsible for having an intimate knowledge of the name and dosage of the medication I'm prescribed? That's the doctor's job"

Jonquil said...

Can I get my Relpax by the megaton? Please?

Loren Pechtel said...

Enough anti-osmium to make an 80mt bang is a ball less than 2" across. It wouldn't need to be that big a pill bottle! <G>

 
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