Tuesday 4 October 2011

We may speak the same language, but this could've been a disaster

For the past two and a half days I confused my medication.

I've been suffering with toothache and a serious infection for almost two weeks.

I was prescribed two lots of antibiotics and painkillers.

At the chemists I asked for the leaflets to accompany the meds as I wasn't familiar with the names and the tablets were recanted into 3 identical plastic pots.

I didn't find out what the painkillers were comprised of so opted to take 30mg of codeine with 500mg of paracetamol 4 times a day instead.

This morning I woke with a sore throat and swollen glands. Hubby and I were very surprised having been on antibiotics for 5 days.

That was when I discovered I'd been taking the wrong medication.

A quick google search showed I've been taking 60mg of codeine and 1000mg of paracetamol, 4 times a day for 2 and a half days.

No wonder I've been I'll.