I've been on Pred (for GCA) since Nov 2016. Gradually reducing (with a few hiccups) - now on 15 - 15.5mg. Not rushing - using more or less the DSNS method. Doing better than before!
Last week, the pharmacy gave me a different brand of Pred. Both are enteric coated. Don't think it's my imagination, but the effects are not the same. The new ones do seem to last longer - the old ones didn't last for 24 hours. This would have been good, BUT they seem to be having a devastating effect on my stomach. Terrible pain.
I still had a few of the old ones and, when I changed back, the stomach symptoms improved hugely. So pretty sure that's the problem.
Would I be within my rights to go back to the pharmacy and ask them to change back to the previous brand? Or can they refuse?