Read the Label SOLSC 27

27 Mar

I was standing in the kitchen this morning, waiting for the coffee to brew and marveling at the fact that I’d slept in until 7. As my eyes wandered around the kitchen,they landed on the bottle of Fiona’s new antibiotic.

We finally got the results of the ear culture last Friday. The bacteria in her ears is resistant to almost everything, including the drops we had been using for over a year. Her ear vet prescribed an oral antibiotic, Clindamycin, and drops that had to be mixed up at a compounding pharmacy, Polymixin. Ploymixin is new to me, but I have great affection for Clindamycin because it was my drug of choice when I went through six MRSA infections in my legs several years ago.

As I was saying, my eyes landed on the bottle of Fiona’s new antibiotic and I got to thinking about the size of the bottle. She is supposed to be on the medication for four weeks. Even though she’s been on it since Monday,  it seemed that the bottle looked full. So I picked it up and read the label to see how many capsules were in the bottle. And that;s when I realized my error. The label says “Give 2 capsules twice daily for 4 weeks, with food.” Oopsy. I’ve only been giving one capsule twice daily.

I don’t remember actually reading the label before this morning. And I certainly don’t remember  what was said to me when I picked up the meds. But, from this morning on, Fiona is getting 2 capsules twice a day.

 

9 Responses to “Read the Label SOLSC 27”

  1. arjeha March 27, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Hope it works and Fiona’s ear infection clears up. I had a cat that was to take pills for colitis. Boy could she spit far. Finally had our local pharmacy do a liquid compound that I could just squirt down her throat. She didn’t like it, but she got her medicine.

  2. jhaworthoy March 27, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I hope Fiona is better soon…and glad you read the label. Hope Fiona takes pills well because that’s a lot of pills to get down. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

  3. tsudmeier March 27, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Isn’t it interesting what makes us double check something? I hope Fiona gets better soon.

  4. Holly Mueller March 27, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    OH, shoot! I hope she gets better quickly now that you’ve realized you weren’t giving the right dose. I’ve certainly done that before!

  5. elsie March 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Glad you discovered this error early so now the medication can take effect and knock out this infection. Fiona must be a good pill taker. My Ohso was able to find the pill and spit it out when I embedded it in hot dogs.

  6. aggiekesler March 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    The first thing that struck me was “marveling at the fact that I’d slept in until 7″…I struggle to get out of bed by 7 even on work days! 🙂 Hope that your dog feels better soon!

  7. Lindy Lou March 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    I hope she gets better soon. The extra sleep must have been just what you needed.

  8. Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff) March 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    I hope Fiona is better soon!

  9. Jaana March 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Speedy recovery for Fiona! God nights sleep helps with eyesight as well:)

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