I'm on a blister pack steroid burst (pop out the pills from the package) of prednisone. On the back of the blister pack, there are instructions for Day 1, Day 2, etc.
It says, Day 1 – take 2 with breakfast, 1 with lunch, 1 with supper, 2 at bedtime. Day 2….
Well, I picked up the prescription at dinnertime, so the Day 1 schedule was all messed up. So I was very confused about how much to take and when because my Day 1 was almost over. The doctor's office and the pharmacy were closed. I made a guess and proceeded, but now my days are off.
This morning, I realized there were instructed at the bottom of Day 5 that tells you what to do if you are starting your prescription after breakfast time on Day 1.
Sigh. I should have read the entire thing. I also think they should redesign the label to put those instructions at the top of the package next to the Day 1 instructions!
I wonder if they test labels with patients before putting them out on the market to see if they are understandable and to identify how patients may make mistakes.
What do you think?