I went to the drugstore down the street to fill a prescription at the pharmacy. I have had some problems with my arm and the doctor prescribed for me a new medication. I waited in line and when it was my turn, I handed the prescription to the pharmacist. She told me to come back in 15 minutes and she would have it ready for me.
In the meantime, I went to look for some over the counter stomach medication. There was some in tablets and capsules. I decided on the capsules and returned to the pharmacy.
The pharmacist asked me if I had taken this medication before. I told her I hadn’t, and she pointed out the directions on the bottle. It had the dosage information: Take two tablets two times a day. There was also a warning to not take it on an empty stomach. The bottle also said that I should stop taking the medication if I had any serious side effects. The pharmacist told me to follow the directions closely so that I can avoid an overdose. I paid for the medication and thanked her for her help.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse