PharmaciesBy: Emily H (2:36 PM 11/16/2009)
I get so frustrated sometimes when it comes to filling prescriptions. Unless I drive the half hour up to the children's hospital to get a prescription filled, it seems I always have troubles.
This week has been especially frustrating. Usually I time things better so I only have to visit the pharmacy every other week. But Patrick's showing signs of bacterial overgrowth and so it's time to alternate the oral antibiotics he gets. My neighborhood pharmacy has worked wonders in the past getting hard-to-find antibiotics for me in the past. This week, though, when I called to check after they'd had the prescription for several days, they told me flat out that they didn't know how to find it and couldn't fill it.
So I drove up to the hospital to have it filled, but called in the antibiotic that I alternate it with to the local pharmacy. I gave them and hour and a half notice, but when I got there, it hadn't even been started. They told me 15 minutes. 10 minutes later they finally started working on compounding it. I sat there for half an hour watching them try to make the medicine.
I know Patrick's meds aren't easy and always appreciate a drugstore pharmacist who'll take on the challenge.... especially since it saves me a lot of time and saves Patrick exposure. I try to always be friendly and express my gratitude that they're working to help me get prescriptions filled closer to home. But I wish I knew a way to make the process easier! Any of you tried working with a traditional pharmacy for these complicated prescriptions?