A patient in the hospital told me he had a "drawer full of meds" at home but didn't know their names. I asked his wife to bring them in so we could look at them.
Good thing he didn't store the medications in the refrigerator...
h/t: Dr. Micah Eimer on Facebook (used with permission)
Addendum: From a follow-up e-mail:
"Btw in that drawer were two scripts for dig(oxin)- he was taking both explaining the visual changes and complete heart block."
All too common in Home Health...worse cases leap to mind~~~lol with syncope on Lasix and furosemide; gentleman with bulging eyes and SVT on Synthroid and levothyroxine. Sometimes patients doctor shop, and sometimes doctors don't pay attention to med lists!
That was classic
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