Drug Fact Sheet: Overdose

For reasons not relevant here, a new medication has entered the house, accompanied by its Drug Fact Sheet (blurred because you do not have a Need To Know):

Drug Fact Sheet
Drug Fact Sheet

The background squares are a scant one foot across.

The other side of the sheet is equally dense.

One should review this with each refill to check for new or changed information. Of course, there are no change bars or similar hints.

It might kill ya or cure ya, but you’ll never figure it out from that torrent of verbiage: just like software EULAs, nobody can possibly read and comprehend that stuff.

3 thoughts on “Drug Fact Sheet: Overdose

  1. Documentation is optional. (RTFM ?)

    The instructions included with prescription eye drops:
    To apply the eye drops:
    • Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.
    • Close your eyes for 2 or 3 minutes with your head tipped down, without blinking or squinting. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.

    When asked, the doc said ‘never mind all that; just a drop in each eye at bedtime’

    -dave

    1. One drop fills my eye to overflowing, so I’ve never understood the instructions to “instill two or three drops”. That’s enough to soak my beard!

      1. When I was frequent-flying at the eye doctors’ (plural, sigh), I found the eye drop technique to be to make the pocket, drop therein, then close eyes and “look” downward for a bit. There were a few procedures where I’d have to use 3 different eye drops (those prescription), and maybe an OTC eye drop for comfort.

        Fun times. Not.

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