Pharmacy Errors: How to Protect Yourself
- Lamictal (lamotrigine) for epilepsy
- Lamisil (terbinafine) for nail infections
- Ludiomil (maprotiline) for depression
- Lomotil (diphenoxylate) for diarrhea
Pharmacists are held responsible for the drugs that their pharmacies prescribe, as they should be. Unfortunately, in high-volume pharmacies they often do not have a direct hand in reviewing all prescriptions as they come through, and that is a serious fault in the current pharmacy system.
Pharmacies are required to keep a pharmacist available at all times, and if you ever have a question about your prescription, you should ask to speak with the pharmacist. If they won’t take the time to properly educate you, you should speak with your prescribing physician and find a new pharmacy! The potential danger of a pharmacy error is too great to take a chance with your life or that of a loved one.