Why Harriet’s Hemorrhoids Weren’t Getting Better

This order was found in her chart.
Probably explains why the white paste in her mouth didn’t grow out fungus, either …










P.S. For those non-medical readers that don’t get it, Anusol is a suppository that is supposed to be inserted in the rectum. This order is for the patient to get the suppository in her mouth.

11 Responses to “Why Harriet’s Hemorrhoids Weren’t Getting Better”

  1. SeaSpray says:

    Was that for real?

  2. Ben S says:

    Even being a “non-medical reader,” Anusol is pretty self-explanatory.

  3. Steve says:

    Careful…the Joint Comission will come after you for having “QD” written on a prescription…in addition to the wrong route…and the Q12 and QD written on it…jeez- whoever wrote this script didn’t get much right!

    Mini-rant- so you can’t use QD (daily) because people may think its QID (4 times a day) and get it mixed up…given that many more medications are dosed daily instead of 4 times a day why not get rid of QID instead of the infinitely more useful QD? The Joint Commission at your service, America…

    • CJ says:

      I could be wrong, but I believe you’re not supposed to use any of the frequency abbreviations including QID, QD, and QOD.

  4. pharmgirl297 says:

    Come on, pharmacist! You should have caught that one!

  5. Melissa says:

    When I worked in a pharmacy during the late seventies when I was in high school and college we had a woman who was addicted to Nembutal suppositories and our pharmacist had cut her off. It was pitiful-she used to come in and BEG. One Halloween we had these fake amputated fingers in the costume section. We wanted to freeze one and put it a dispensing box with a label and give it to her-insert one for sleep or anxiety. Weren’t we mean?

  6. AussieRN says:

    We commonly get orders written for clexane to be given orally…Hmmm no I will not squirt the syringe in her mouth. Rewrite the order sunshine!

  7. ERP says:

    Anusul! Meant for the rectum but tastes great too!

  8. girlvet says:

    oops gotta hate when that happens

  9. No surprise those Anusols weren’t working, lol. Let that be a warning to every doctor to be clear what route the medication should be given on any prescription your write. I have a story involving Viagra that is too disturbing to share but let’s just say that it should be very clear on any prescription order that Viagra is a PO tablet! That is all I am going to say! BTW, enjoy this blog and I’ve added it to my blogroll!

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