Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bartender, make that a double

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."

Mrs. Chromatic: "I need refills on my Skizadrine."

Annie: "Okay... Actually it looks like the doctor gave you a year's worth of refills just last month."

Mrs. Chromatic: "It doesn't say that anywhere."

Annie: "It should be right on the bottle."

Mrs. Chromatic: "Oh, I put the medication in an old bottle from another store."

Pause

Annie: "Why?"

Mrs. Chromatic: "I like the color better."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Annie, you just don't understand. The new bottle's color clashed with the d├ęcor in my (choose one) kitchen/bathroom/bedroom! What would my friends and family think if they caught me in such a faux pas?

Candida Gomez said...

Apparently "keep medication in the original container" doesn't apply to her...

Mage said...

LOL...that has the ring of truth.

Anonymous said...

Some of us Seniors change for ease of opening or because it helps distinguish one bottle from another so we don't have to hunt our glasses, etc. If you retain the original container / paperwork, no problem.

Anonymous said...

"Look, just because I go to the Walmart pharmacy doesn't mean people have to know about it."

Anonymous said...

As some people above said, we sometimes use a different bottles. I use smaller bottles for some of the meds I use, because I travel, and do not want to lose them to the luggage fairies or the TSA. The TSA is getting shirty about large amounts of meds too. I store the bulk of my medications in a dresser drawer, rather than the hot and steamy bathroom.

My pharmacy usually prints two label and then I have an extra stick-on label for the prescription.

Lin said...

Wow....

Though, to be honest I've swapped medication bottles before. But I always swap the original label onto the new bottle as well. I take a lot of prescriptions, and usually I do things like take a script that some moron put 30 miniscule pills into an extra extra large bottle into a small empty one I have to save on storage space. I actually have some barely used PRN meds that I took out of bottles and put into baggies because it was so few pills, and my boyfriend once teased me about having affixed the script label onto the bag. But its a safety thing!

Candida Gomez said...

Huh. I use Target's pharmacy. Ease of use and opening and appropriately-sized bottles are something I've been taking for granted.

I never have money for travel, so that didn't even occur to me. (Although TSA staff need to get off their high horses; a good chunk of them last less than two years.)

Anonymous said...

My old bottle is yellow, my new bottle is white. My old bottle makes the pills look right, and my new bottle makes the pills looks wrong. I don't like the new bottle. I only like the old one.

Make the new label on the old bottle, ok?

What's a "pharmaceutical regulation"? Why do they care what colour my bottle is?

 
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