Hello everyone, please can you share your insights with me about this following oddity:
My name patient basis "special prescription" was typed out -
Liothyronine 5microgram tablets
take one three times daily
Sigma Pharma Brand
I specifically requested that the GP sign this prescription with the request that it was Sigma Pharma LT3 and this was ignored by the Pharmacist. I received Perrigo instead ( I am struggling with the micro-crystalline cellulose excipient in Perrigo and it doesn't feel as potent as Sigma Pharma with my Tevo LT4). When I questioned the pharmacist she stated that the Manufacturer "Sigma Pharma" needed to be on the first line of the descriptor and before the "Liothyronine", otherwise it is ignored! I am sure this is not right and that I have been fobbed off. She also stated that this was the first time a patient had specifically requested a particular manufacturer for a special prescription (...ergo my request is null and void?)
Please can you let me know of any guidelines/regulations that I can present to this pharmacist that may counter her statement.
Also I would really appreciate any information on the excipient micro-crystalline cellulose.
[My thoughts are to go to another pharmacist with my next prescription but this "village" pharmacist will now have 48 Perrigo 5mcg LT3 tablets on its shelf at ~£250 most likely going to waste!]
Thank you lovely people