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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Do You Look At Your Pills Before You Swallow Them?

I buy over the counter Niacin to take to boost up my good colestrol (I'm like Jack I don't know how to spell that word, never do). It seems to work so I take two 500 mgs. a day. One after lunch and one at bedtime. I have several prescription drugs I take too and I always pour them into my hand and look at them before I swallow. Yesterday after lunch the Niacin pill looked different. It was white like it should be, it was the length it should be but it was flatter then the round Niacin. Humm I wonder what it is and how it got there? I'm glad I didn't swallow it.


garnett109 said...

are all the same looking?

salemslot9 said...

sometimes, I take Aleve
during the day
and Tylenol PM at night
you should look at your pills

Sugar said...

always look at your pills, otc & rx. i can't tell you how many times i've been given the wrong dosage, or wrong med! sometimes, it's the right one, but a different manufacture. if a question, always check with pharmacist before taking!

Lucy said...

Good thing you didn't take it., We keep ours in pill boxes that last a week, I have reached the point where I take extra strength tylenol. but always wind up taking 2 pain piLls a daY. My neck and shoulders and back just give me fits all the time. Take care of those turtles.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Yes....yes....i always look at my pills....once the pharmarcy(sp) gave me the wrong meds and i took three weeks worth of anti-depessents and wonder why i was losing my i ALWAYS look!!


madcobug said...

I have called the pharmacist when mine looked different only to find out they were the same,different manufacturing co. I have also been given someone elses prescription. Helen

Gerry said...

I found out it is a good idea to look at your pills as the pharmacist gave me the wrong strength. It was a different color of thyroxine, too. After a week I finally noticed and had the pharmacist check and sure enough it was an old prescription, so they had to replace it with the right one. I already contaminated the wrong ones. I have also taken the wrong one in the dark, so your advice is good! Gerry

Shirl 72 said...

I look at my pills before taking. I only take
vitamins. Good to check they are so many mistakes today because phamacist are so busy.
I have heard about Niacin but wondered if it
works but have not had any reports about keeping
cholesterol in check. Is it working for you?


jack69 said...

I take what ever Sherry puts out on the counter. I take come combination of vitamins (Hearteo or something), and a baby aspirin. I think the baby aspirin is because this is mu second childhood!

I just read a study by some university in London that says the aspirin is not good for you unless youhave had a heart attack already. Don't know what to take, but I think that vitamin I take is supposed to make you live forever.

I just might look into the niacin. I am due to have my Colorestoralloearal (?)(I ain't crazy about that word) checked in 20 years. I expect a good report.

Tabby said...

Yes I always look at my meds before I take them especially since I am taking so many now and some are strong I have to be careful. I am glad you noticed the the pill did not look right and did not take it.