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Friday, March 18, 2011

The disaster in Japan......

I didn't really think the disaster in Japan would affect me personally--aside from the heartbreak for the Japanese people. I remembered seeing that one of my medications (dexilant-for reflux) had JAPAN on the bottle. So,last night I thought I'd better look into it a little more. I found the name of the pharmaceutical company that makes it--and there are companies both here and Japan,but my bottle said it was from JAPAN. I didn't have any problems getting it filled today and asked the pharmacist if she had heard if there would be a shortage on this drug. She said she hadn't heard anything yet-but she wouldn't be surprised if there were problems getting it as the stockpiles that are already here in the US run out. I asked if I should get my dr to find me another medication and she said she would wait it out a little longer. This is the best medication I've found for reflux in a long,long time. The over-the-counter meds don't work for me,believe me I've tried everything. Guess it's just a waiting game now...

1 comments:

~Debra said...

Wishing you well! I sure hope you don't have to deal with a shortage. It definitely isn't fun dealing with one. Ask me, I know. We actually live in Japan.