HealthBoards (
-   Caregivers (
-   -   over medicating doctor (

amprobe 06-07-2010 03:38 PM

over medicating doctor
My wife has an addiction to hydrocodone 7.5 . she was taking 18 pills a day. perscribed by her doctor, not in that dosage. She has had a history of over medicating with this same doctor. the doctor was notified by me several times and by her best friend. she finally got to the point she was using other drugs to keep her awake at work.

this all came to an end when she was out of hydros and took to many sleeping pills to sleep.

My question is when is a doctor going to stop handing out scripts when he has been informed of the miss use of the drugs. script after script of 240 per month. which in my wifes case was 2 weeks worth. she would eat excedren by the bottle full for the accetamedifin.

How do you get the doctors to stop. we had the same problem 5 years ago with soma. 62 pills in three days. thats when he put her on hydros.

i would think the doctor would have some responsability for the problem.
yes i know my wife was the one taking the pills, but the doctor was informed of her miss use but still issued more,more,more.

noevr 01-15-2011 07:04 PM

Re: over medicating doctor
Hi, is this a pain management dr.? Just curious because I don't know how they are getting away with this dosage without being one. Have you spoken to the pharmacist? If speaking to either of them doesn't do it I'd get the DEA # off the script and contact the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Hope you don't have to do that though, it could cause a big ole stink! Hopefully the other two suggestions will work, especially when speaking with the Dr if you ask for their DEA #!!!

good luck!


pupcake 01-16-2011 08:57 AM

Re: over medicating doctor
The problem is 240 a month is written as "take 1-2 every 4 hours as needed" It isn't an unbelieveable amount, actually pretty normal.

BUT your wife was abusing them, were you able to tell the Dr in person or did you have to leave a message? (drs don't always get messages or really understand them) The doc *should* have addressed the issue, what did he tell you he would do?

I'm sorry this happened, it is hard for doc's to judge who <needs> the meds an who just wants them, they end up having to give out meds or harm the pt.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30 AM.