Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Medication Warning!

For those of you that have children taking the liquid form of Trileptal, you may want to check with your pharmacy on it’s availability. Today we got a call from our pharmacist telling us that they couldn’t refill our son’s prescription because the supplier has it on backorder because the manufacturer is all out. We were told that there was no date of expected delivery at this time. When I asked how long this could take, her response was anywhere from a week to 6 months.

This is a first for us, I never thought about my son’s meds being unavailable because of supply and demand. I guess you can expect it with the latest ipod, but not something as important as medication.

Tonight, I’m happy to report that our pharmacy was able to track down a few bottles left in stock at another hospital and will have it ready for pick up in the morning, but for those of you that need a refill soon, you may want to check and see if this has affected the supply in your area.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. We too have had a problem with getting the Lamictal in the form that we need it in, which is the dissolvable tablets. Several times we have had to wait for weeks because it was backordered.