Well, here’s an odd thing.
I’ve just opened what I thought was a new box of Baclofen - one that was delivered before Christmas.
It was still in the pharmacy bag it came in, although the bag wasn’t sealed, as I’ve definitely had other stuff out of it - but not the Baclofen, that I know of.
So it’s a box of 84 - that should be three cards of 28.
But one of the cards has six tablets missing! What’s more, they’re not missing in a pattern I would take them, because I normally follow a method of sorts - start at one end of the card and work all the way down. Six pills are randomly missing from approximately the middle of the card.
I know that sometimes the pharmacy manually remove a few if the prescription wasn’t an exact multiple of the default box/card size - but they normally do that by snipping them off the card, so they’re still in the foil - and can be issued to someone else. They don’t do it by just popping them out of the blisters.
I checked in case the card just got damaged somehow, and they were lying loose in the bottom of the box - not there either.
And the prescription label on the box definitely says 84, not 78!
Do you think I should take any pills from this particular box, given the suspicious appearance?
I do have another box which looks OK - all 84 present and correct - but unfortunately from the same batch, so if one is suspicious, are they ALL suspicious? I don’t have much choice but to take them anyway, as it’s dangerous to stop suddenly.
I’ve moaned about the pharmacy many times on this forum, but this is one of the weirdest things so far. Are they trying to palm me off with part-used drugs somebody has returned for disposal? Doesn’t anybody check?
A problem is that I can’t absolutely prove I didn’t raid the stash, put the card neatly back, and forget all about it. But the only argument against that is it would be most unlike me to pop random pills right out of the middle.
Think I will be having words about this, but can’t 'til Monday anyway.