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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPink View Post
    Can someone give me an explanation as to why a pharmacist has to be two and a half feet up above everybody else?

    Brain surgeons, airline pilots, nuclear physicists, we're all on the same level but they have to be two and a half feet up. 'Look out, I'm working with pills'

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    Lol! It's very old school from the days when the Pharmacist didn't talk to the customers. Ever. They could look down & see the whole shop.
    I hate it - up and down stairs all day because nowadays "gasp" the Pharmacist is expected to come out & talk to the customers!
    Most refurbished chemists have the dispensary on floor level or even "pods" where you can chat to them while they dispense your script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Lol! It's very old school from the days when the Pharmacist didn't talk to the customers. Ever. They could look down & see the whole shop.
    I hate it - up and down stairs all day because nowadays "gasp" the Pharmacist is expected to come out & talk to the customers!
    Most refurbished chemists have the dispensary on floor level or even "pods" where you can chat to them while they dispense your script.
    Hehe Rosie I was quoting a Seinfeld quote but your response is gorgeous. I have a lot of respect for your profession and would be so happy if one of my kids wanted to be a Pharmacist. Also, my local pharmacy doesn't have the raised platform and is very chatty and informative

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    Thank you everyone for the responses. I knew it had to be something but I've never understood what.
    @rosey82, as a pharmacist then, a PP mentioned compounding omerzerapol (spelling?? Nexium reflux meds) are they less effective if compounded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Thank you everyone for the responses. I knew it had to be something but I've never understood what.
    @rosey82, as a pharmacist then, a PP mentioned compounding omerzerapol (spelling?? Nexium reflux meds) are they less effective if compounded?
    I'd love to know that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Thank you everyone for the responses. I knew it had to be something but I've never understood what.
    @rosey82, as a pharmacist then, a PP mentioned compounding omerzerapol (spelling?? Nexium reflux meds) are they less effective if compounded?
    I've heard they lose effect after about 3 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I've heard they lose effect after about 3 weeks.
    I get a new one every 28 days and don't have issues in the last week.

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    Default Random Question... Why does it take so long to fill a prescription?

    Generally liquids have a shorter shelf life than solids. That's why antibiotics for kids come in a powder that we add water to when dispensing, then must be used in 7-14 days. We can keep the powder on the shelf for ages, but the liquid just doesn't keep.
    The omeprazole suspension has a shelf life of about 4 weeks after being made up, then it starts to deteriorate, can harbour bacteria etc. it should say on the label "discard after xxxx"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Generally liquids have a shorter shelf life than solids. That's why antibiotics for kids come in a powder that we add water to when dispensing, then must be used in 7-14 days. We can keep the powder on the shelf for ages, but the liquid just doesn't keep.
    The omeprazole suspension has a shelf life of about 4 weeks after being made up, then it starts to deteriorate, can harbour bacteria etc. it should say on the label "discard after xxxx"
    So can I take the Nexium script in and ask for it to be compounded or do I need a new script? Do you add flavour to make it more palatable? The broken down tablets are horrible tasting and gritty. Bleugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    So can I take the Nexium script in and ask for it to be compounded or do I need a new script? Do you add flavour to make it more palatable? The broken down tablets are horrible tasting and gritty. Bleugh!
    Yes they add flavour & thickener to make the suspension more palatable.
    Google "compounding pharmacy" & your local area then give them a call to get a quote, I don't do much compounding but last I heard a months supply of suspension was about $70 in my area.
    I'm pretty sure if the script gives a dose eg: nexium 20mg tablets, give 10mg (half a tablet) once a day, they should be able to compound it for you but don't quote me it's not my area of expertise!
    The cost of compounding puts a lot of people off & its not covered on PBS unfortunately 😔

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    Default Random Question... Why does it take so long to fill a prescription?

    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Yes they add flavour & thickener to make the suspension more palatable.
    Google "compounding pharmacy" & your local area then give them a call to get a quote, I don't do much compounding but last I heard a months supply of suspension was about $70 in my area.
    I'm pretty sure if the script gives a dose eg: nexium 20mg tablets, give 10mg (half a tablet) once a day, they should be able to compound it for you but don't quote me it's not my area of expertise!
    The cost of compounding puts a lot of people off & its not covered on PBS unfortunately 😔
    The only way I can get it into him is in his solids but I'm starting to think it's not effective that way, so I'd pay anything for it to be more effective.

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