About 2 weeks ago we had to get refills on some of my grandma's meds, and we were out. So, the pharmacy faxed the doctor for more refills. She had ended up switching a couple of her meds, because of the blood results from about a month ago when my grandma went in for a UTI. She takes meds 3 times a day, every 8 hours. Since they switched them, whenever I give her the night ones I start getting dizzy, I start having a little trouble breathing, and I start sneezing. I don't know why. It doesn't happen with her other two medications. Each one she takes 5 pills, all of which are different. Is there anything I can do about this? I can't just not give her her meds, and I don't know which one (or ones) are causing it. I am a "very allergic" person. I have a histamine and chemical sensitivity. Along with asthma gerd, pcos, and allergic to multiple medications.
Also, I wasn't pregnant, but 2 of my daughters were and one med (I cannot remember its name) was not to even be HANDLED by pregnant women. We played it very, very safe.
We had a transplant pharmacist on call and we called him a few times to help up understand things.
I have developed allergies later in life--I never used to be allergic to anything, now I have allergies to a lot of stuff--nothing life threatening, but annoying.
Call the pharmacist! They know far more about drugs and interractions than the drs do.
My Mom had issues taking certain pills but not when she used one certain manufacture. Of course, my parents used mail order delivery of their meds so Mom couldn't ask for a certain manufacture. I suggested to Dad that Mom get her pills from the local pharmacy where she would have more control, but my parents said "no" because the pills would cost more. Good grief, they could afford to switch, but refused to do so.... [sigh]. So Mom had to deal with all the side effects.
I'm wondering if bent-nosed tweezers (or something along those lines) would help for picking up the pills? The pharmacist might also be aware of tools for handling meds. They have that thing for counting and scraping them into the jars; i don't think that would help but I wonder if they use something else for more reactive meds?
Are you able to wear disposal glove and a face mask when giving out the meds? I don't know if this will help with the allergy or if there is something else going on. Please check with your doctor and see if there are other options. Sometimes home care will come in and give the meds as well.