I'm in Scotland and I wondered if you are prescribed the above medication have you been told my your pharmacy when trying to get your prescription filled that it is no longer available at all and you have to get your doctor to change your prescription.
Boots told my Dad this when he went to get my last two month supply of this drug.
It seem very strange that my GP hasn't been informed of this as our pharmacist or our GP themselves contact me immediately on the rare times this has happened in the past to say that my prescribed medications would be changing. It also seem strange as this drug and this dose is so popular amongst GPs that it's hard to get your prescription filled in one go due to high demand and now the Boots is saying that it's no longer being made?
I can't help think that they don't want the hassle of tracking down enough of this drug to fill all the prescriptions and want patients to change to a less popular one. Because if a manufacturer(s) were stopping production of a drug wouldn't the GP's/Hospitals prescribing said drugs to patients be one of the first to be informed instead of leaving it to chemists to tell patients to go and get their drugs changed because they weren't being made any more?
It seems strange that my GP hasn't contacted, not even the pharmacist, at all about Naproxen Sodium. Its a small blue tablet with NPS-275 imprinted on it. In fact the last time my GP phoned me it was to ask I attend bi-monthly blood tests because of possible side effects of this drug as I already have a compromised immune system and this could make it worse. So it's doubly strange that if this was what was happening that he wouldn't have contacted me directly instead of leaving it to a chemist to tell me to go get my medications changed.
To be honest I don't know if Boots just cant be bothered to source it, because a lot of people in our area are on this exact drug on this strength as they always have problems filling my prescription and it takes two or three pickups to get the whole prescription every time.
It took years to get my drugs all working with the minimum interaction flare ups and I don't want to have to change if its just Boots not being bothered to get it in as I've heard nothing from other people on it to say their being changed off it.