Thursday, January 10, 2008

Miracles of modern medicine

For my kidney infection, I have to take an antibiotic pill. I have never been on such a medication - all other antibiotics I have taken involve twice daily doses for about 400 days. But not this one. The doctor told me in her office that normally she would prescribe it for three days, but since I was feeling so much pain in my actual kidney area she would up it to five days.

Five days and then freedom! Nice! And then I can eat all the dairy I want!***

I picked up the prescription from the pharmacy and then went home to begin getting better. I popped open the bottle to take my first dose and had to gasp.on the right you will find a normal Advil. On the left is the big giant horsepill of an antibiotic I have to take. And it doesn't have the nice yummy candy coating that Advil has - nay nay - it is straight up powdery chalky grossness.

But, on the plus side, I take the last one tomorrow. Also on the plus side, I do not have to take the liquid suspension form of this medicatiItalicon, which the info pamphlet directs you to drink down without chewing the microcapsules in the suspension. Gross.

***this med has the weirdest guidelines for dairy of anything I've ever taken. I am not allowed to consume dairy for six hours before or two hours after taking my pill. Do you know how hard that is when you are a Quebec cheese eater? Do you? The agony.

1 comment:

Jallápenno said...

good lord, don't chew the microcapsules? that's just wrong. I'd rather take a few smaller pills than the giant horse one. That looks more like a suppository than something that's meant to be swallowed. I have a hard enough time taking my frigging pre-natal vitamins, and I'm used to them!