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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Drug Issue: Ibuprofen for Fibrafen

A new pharmacy aid at a popular drugstore chain received an unreadable prescription from an old lady. Still not familiar with that situation, he gave the drug order to the branch manager for instruction. The branch manager told him that the drug prescribed was Ibuprofen 200 mg – a non-prescription, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. He made things clearer by writing a brand ‘Midol’ over the generic name.

However the manager didn’t notice the sigma or the instruction for use below the prescribed drug. It was stated that the medicine should be taken once at bedtime. The drug Ibuprofen is usually taken three times a day or as needed.

As it turned out, the old lady came back to the drugstore with a daughter. The customer’s daughter had been very formal to tell them that her mother was buying Fenofibrate Fibrafen 200mg – a drug for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. The old lady has very poor eyesight that she didn’t recognize the name of her medicine.
Ibuprofen for fenofibrate

One of the side effects of ibuprofen is gastric irritation. With other drug mix up, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs can be easily recognized, since these types can usually cause stomach pain in older people. However, fenofibrate is also often taken with food.