Tuesday, 16 November 2010

If Pain Persists

Me: Miss Smith?

Patient: Yes, that's right.

Me: Your prescription's ready. Is this a new medicine for you?

Patient: Yes, it is.

Me: This medicine is Brufen. It's an anti-inflammatory that will help with pain and swelling. Take one tablet three times daily with or after food.

Patient: The doctor said to take it together with Nurofen.

Me: Uh...

Patient: 'Cos the prescription only helps with swelling, not pain. I need to take Nurofen for pain.

Me: Uh... They're the same drug.

Patient: But the doctor said that the prescription only helps with swelling. I need to get Nurofen over the counter for pain.

Me: ...

Patient: And how am I meant to take it? With food? Without food?

Me: ...

Good ol' community

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