Prescription Error

If it doesn’t look right, question it 🤔. My son is an asthmatic and was diagnosed with bronchitis on yesterday 5/17/17; one of the pulmonary doctors prescribed him steroids (prednisone) that helps with inflammation.

 

When I called to check the status of the medicine prescribed the pharmacy informed me they would have to place an order for steroids (prednisone) because they didn’t have enough in. The first thought that crossed my mind was, how can you run out he only gets a small bottle. When my husband went to pick up the bottle today 5/18/17 we were in total shock by the size of the bottle and what the label said , my son is only seven years old 😲. 


I understand that we as individuals tend to put total faith in our doctors because we think they can’t do any wrong but realize they are human and they make mistakes! Just imagine if  my husband or I would have gave our son this dosage. Doctors are busy but when it comes to life or death they need to be more careful. I will be addressing this tomorrow with his pulmonologist!! 

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