with muscle pain and swelling I was given prednisone by the doctor. I had the prescription filled at the pharmacy. I had been taking as directed on the bottle for nearly two weeks when I realized I would not have enough medication if taken as directed. I called the pharmacy regarding this and was told they would call be back. Two days later I had not heard from them and returned for a different RX when I asked again they said they were about to call and they had made a mistake. That I should return to taking 1/2 the dosage on the bottle. I was told by my physician that I would have to taper back little by little so the pharmacist was again wrong. Since then I have been hospitalized with what doctors think are possible side effects from the large dosage of this steroid.
If the error was the pharmacy's and if your physician confirms this, there is liability for your causally related injuries. If the physician's prescription was somehow unclear the pharmacy had an unequivocal duty to call the physician directly to verify and confirm.
I agree with the above post. A pharmacy is required to dispense medication the exact way it is prescribed, unless it's an unsafe dose for the patient. Hopefully you will make a full recovery. Good luck.
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