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    I am sorry for what hapened to you daughter however, if she didn't want you to know - then she could have taken the medication and you may never have know IF she didn't want you to know.  As a supportive parent, it may have taken a while for this to come out when you could have been there lending your love and support.

    As I said in my original comment - I could even live with allowing the girl to take the pill under medical supervison but then you have to let the parents know.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 08:13:25 PM PST

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    •  She told me (9+ / 0-)

      She told me and was terrified of telling any one else, even her own doctor, after the horrors of dealing with the legal system.   To spare her at least that indignity, I lied at the pharmacy and said it was for me.  God bless my pharmacist, he didn't say a word about interactions with my ormione replacement Rx.

      -approaching Curmudgeonry with pleasure

      by Calfacon on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 08:24:10 PM PST

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      •  I don't bless your pharmacist for (0+ / 0-)

        not saying anything about a reaction of Plan B with your hormone replacement Rx. If he thought the pills were for you, he certainly should have warned you if a possible drug interaction could take place.  

        But I am glad your daughter had you to support her in this situation and hope she is doing well.

        You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

        by sewaneepat on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 03:45:05 AM PST

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        •  As far as I can tell... (0+ / 0-)

          The drug interactions are limited, and the interactions seem to mostly be "if you take this with EC, the EC may not work."  However, they're not sure of this yet, because the drug interaction information is based on standard progesterone birth control, not the megadose of hormones you get with EC.

          According to my research, there are no "take EC with this and it will kill or harm you" interactions.

          And, of course, all medications have information about contraindications when you get them.  Anyone in this day and age who doesn't read them before taking a medication is an idiot.  Fortunately, the worst outcome of being an idiot in this case is that the pill might be less effective.

      •  Your pharmacist probably figured it out when you (1+ / 0-)
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        asked. His discretion trusted your judgement and spared you a difficult discussion or placing further angst on your shoulders.

        He probably has done the same thing for dozens of his patients/clients.

        If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever, you're dreaming. *YUP!* h/t Hamden Rice

        by BeeDeeS on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 05:20:34 AM PST

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