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Re: sexist pharmacist Crotale

Posted by yxibow on July 6, 2008, at 3:19:02

In reply to sexist pharmacist, posted by Crotale on July 5, 2008, at 4:57:00

> So, there's some evidence that the PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, etc.) help treat the notorious antidepressant side effect we all know about in women as well as men. We also all know it's perfectly legal to prescribe a drug off-label. So why when I brought in a prescription for one of these drugs did the pharmacist refuse to fill it on the grounds that "that's not for women" ???? (not only that, he wouldn't give me back my script so I could try to fill it at a different pharmacist!)
> Has anyone else encountered this problem, and if so, any ideas what I should do about it?
> -Crotale

It can be interpreted as sexist, as far as the instant refusal to prescribe it, but pharmacists do, depending on your state, play a a "double check" role in determining if something is going to be deleterious.

The pharmacist should have simply called your doctor if he had any qualms about prescribing it for you.

As for holding the script, that definitely sounds like improper behaviour -- it is not a scheduled substance and is highly unlikely for a female to be forging a prescription (pardon the sexism there I guess).

As noted, just have the doctor give reasons for the off label use -- yes, this does go on for *ss protecting reasons for both the doctor's license and the pharmacy, or use another pharmacy.

-- tidings





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