I have to call my doctor today . . .

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Registered: 12-12-1997
I have to call my doctor today . . .
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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 9:54am

I was running low on a prescription and went to get the new refill I recently got. When I looked at the pills, I saw they looked different! The pills I was (am) taking are green and the new pills I was sent are smaller and peach colored!


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Registered: 04-09-1999
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 12:04pm

Sometimes the manufacture changes and then so does the pill shape, color and size.


 


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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 2:41pm

The doctor said as long as the name of the drug and the dosage are the same on both bottles, then it should be the same medicine.


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Registered: 04-09-1999
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 3:24pm

Do you have a pharmacy that you could take the bottle of pills into and check for sure?


 


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Registered: 03-20-2001
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 4:39pm
Ann, this is one time when I would not trust the dr on this one. Just becasue the bottles are labeled the same , doesn't mean the contents are the same. Can you go by Ruth's suggeston and take both bottles to a pharmacist in town and he /she will check it out for you.
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Registered: 07-04-2007
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 6:58pm

You should have received a notice with the prescription if the manufacturer of the medication was changed--yes, I agree with Ruth, you can take it to the nearest pharmacy and they will identify it for you. Or, click this link and you can identify it on-line:

http://www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm

Hope you get it checked out without too much problem for you.

Ooops, edited to change "Donna" to "Ruth"--sorry gals--maybe I need new glasses (lol)!

Michelle/mica_ga


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Registered: 09-01-2003
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 8:34pm

I'm with the others on this...I'd have a pharmacy look at them & make sure they are the same thing.

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 9:45pm

Yes, I can take them to a pharmacy in town. I think I will do that tomorrow. At least my mind will be put at ease about it.


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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 10:01pm
mica_ga wrote:

You should have received a notice with the prescription if the manufacturer of the medication was changed--yes, I agree with Ruth, you can take it to the nearest pharmacy and they will identify it for you. Or, click this link and you can identify it on-line:

http://www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm

Hope you get it checked out without too much problem for you.

Ooops, edited to change "Donna" to "Ruth"--sorry gals--maybe I need new glasses (lol)!

Thanks for the website! I looked up both pills and it says they are the same thing. So I guess my doctor was right.


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Registered: 02-25-2000
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 1:15am

Good, glad you got it figured out! That does happen occasionally. Calling the pharmacist is the thing to do.

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:09pm
wordyone wrote:

Michelle/mica_ga


Kindness is more important than wisdom,