I take thyroid med regularly and an occasional pain relief med or an occasional antibiotic. With the ever growing number of us that require the complete avoidance of certain ingredients, shouldn't our pharmacies have access to clarity of 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). 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 also asked the gal at the window to please ask the pharmacist to check and make sure they were gluten free.
I blame our pharmaceutical companies and drug stores, not our pharmacists, but it is beyond frustrating to be told, "I don't know off hand; here are the inserts so you can check."
If you've ever seen one of these inserts you know they are not the most "user friendly." They are folded into tiny booklets that are the size of a king sized comforter when opened up, covered from one corner to the next with print so tiny you need a magnifying glass to read. And even if I took the day to read these pamphlets, would the list of ingredients be clear enough to trust?
Am I wrong that this is a challenge. Why (and how) is this OK?
What has been your experience?