Oh, we check. Just as the prescriber did while entering the order into their EMR. It is known as drug interaction alert fatigue. Unfortunately, many pharmacist phone calls to prescribers are waived off. Busy pharmacy calls busy MD. Meanwhile the patient is spewing germs and drumming their fingers on the counter. In this case, I would have counseled the patient to hold Simvastatin while taking Clarithromycin. Fortunately, I work in a physician office and can address these interactions proactively versus reactively. #yourpharmacistcares #therehastobeabetterway
How is this still a thing? How is it that pharmacists routinely aren’t checking for drug-drug interactions?