Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh, wait, maybe not

Oh, I am so glad I did that last post.

I got to google image searching, and those pink pills are NOT metformin. They are 'metformin and glipizide'... a combo drug.

I called the pharmacy and they don't know how that could of happened, because they say they don't carry metformin and glipizide. Well... somebody screwed up. You hear about these things, I'm glad I figured it out before taking it. It probably would have been ok, but with the breastfeeding it scares the shit out of me. People die because of these screw-ups.

The pharmacy will replace them for me if I bring them in. I'm feeling like their offer doesn't quite satisfy me due to the potential seriousness of this. Should I raise my voice a little louder?


So I just found this. I need to go home and flip over my pills.

Pardon me as I back out of the room slowly.


Suraita said...

If it were me, I'd probably be insisting that they refund my copay and pay for my copay at another place because I don't trust them to get it right but I will admit I tend to get mad and go into argument mode over stuff like this so I might not be the best example.

On the other hand, if you breastfeed, you are also giving some portion of that medication to your child which could potentially be pretty serious.

My husband used to work with pharmacies and pharmacists - this kind of thing would have been an Extremley Big Deal back then but they were also pretty hardcore about no mistakes at our company ever so I'm not sure if that's typical or not.

Michelle said...

I would flip. For sure. Especially with breastfeeding. That is a huge screw up!

MissCrystal said...

What does Glipicde do? I haven't heard it before. I didn't comment on your post cause my metformin didn't look like either of your pills. But now I am curious! Keep us informed!

Anonymous said...

I hope that they are just metformin and not the combo. If they are indeed the combo, I would flip out on them.

I know you know this Amanda, but everyone else's benefit, metformin is considered relatively safe during breastfeeding. Very little of it makes it into breast milk. It can even help increase milk supply in women with PCOS. Here is a link to a study done by Thomas Hale:

Amanda said...

Gracias Birds. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to BF without met.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused now, are they the wrong pill or just a different dosage?

I do hope your chemist isn't trying to kill you ;)