I was prescribed Prednisolone - Gastro- Resistant tablets by my Rheumatologist at the hospital. I have irritable bowel syndrome as a result of lupus and the none- coated ones play havoc on my stomach and bowel. I asked on of the GPs at my surgery if I can have those ones and she told me they do not prescribe them because payment for it will be rejected by the NHS. She also said research has shown there is no difference between the Gastro-resistant ones and the normal ones. I told her this was not so in my case there is a clear difference when I take the two. I have been prescribed anti acids in the past but they cause insomnia, which makes me feel like I am loosing my mind, so I cannot take them.
The thing is the pharmacy attached to the surgery stock it and I thought because they did I might be able to get them however, the pharmacist said he can only issue them if its specified on the prescription.
What I would like to know is does anyone else have this problem? Is there anyone who actually have them prescribed by their GP. Is there anyway of applying to the powers that be in the NHS to have them prescribed?
I would really appreciate any help or information as my stomach is taking a battering at the moment I am on three different immune suppressants medication currently.