I take thyroid med regularly and an occasional pain relief med or an antibiotic once a year, maybe. With the ever growing number of us that require the complete avoidance of certain ingredients, shouldn't our pharmacies have access to common allergens (and other ingredients) in medications they deliver?
Today, I needed a couple scripts filled for some back pain. (I feel oh-so-much better now, thank you very much, haha) Before handing the papers through the drive-up window, I checked online with a site I use when purchasing a new over-the-counter or prescription drug, Gluten Free Drugs. Both the muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory were on the list. But I asked the gal at the window to please ask the pharmacist to check and make sure they were gluten free.
Ummmm....I take drugs very seriously! I want to be able to trust my pharmacy to be able to check on ingredients I cannot have --- for MY HEALTH and well-being! ---Or at the very, very least, to be able to offer a telephone number of the manufacturer in order for me to be able to call for myself. But those numbers (not at the fault of our pharmacists) are not always so easy to find either.
Am I wrong that this is a challenge----and shouldn't be?!