The patient who had a dose increase on fluoxetine. To make sure, I checked that she knew to take it in the morning (since the script was labelled one daily). ‘Well I do now’ she said. ‘No-one told me when I first starting taking it, so I took it at night and didn’t sleep for a week!’
The parents of a baby girl who had recently been started on a small prophylactic dose of cefalexin suspension. On giving the bottle out, I asked if they knew that it expired in 14 days and to throw the remainder away and get a fresh supply. Yes they replied, they had eventually worked that out for themselves but thanked me very much for pointing it out straightaway.