If you are getting a prescription, particularly for antibiotics, be sure to double-check the number of pills you receive against the number of pills your provider ordered.
My physician ordered antibiotics for me, for a longer course than average due to my immune deficiency. But, the pharmacy only gave me the typical number of pills. Those were the rules set by my insurance company on the formulary.
It’s important to limit antibiotics to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance; we know that better than most. But, I didn’t know that in order to get the number of pills ordered, my physician has to get a special authorization, explaining my diagnosis.[Read more…]