Funny thing client said

  1. 5 The client asked if we had more flavors of methadone... I thought this was too funny. Unfortanetly we only have cherry. I replied that this is not a 7-11, ritas, or snowball stand.

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  3. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    I did not know that methadone came in flavors I knew that Saphris was available in black cherry, and some patients swear to me that Subuxone tabs had an orange flavor.

    What will they come up with next: pina-colada flavored Valium?
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I did not know that methadone came in flavors I knew that Saphris was available in black cherry, and some patients swear to me that Subuxone tabs had an orange flavor.

    What will they come up with next: pina-colada flavored Valium?
    I know right. Methadone typically comes in cherry, but could you imagine if we gave it in flavors? the clinic would never close. Some clients treat methadone like its candy.
  5. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    serve it over crushed ice in a paper cone...
  6. Visit  ErinS profile page
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    Just think of the possibilities- you could put it in baked goods, use as an ice cream topper, make it into candy. The new slogan could be: METHADONE: putting the fun back into drugs!
  7. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    This thread made me think about the patient with constant pain who had this med discontinued. Hated to see the pain behavior that tylenol just wouldn't touch.
  8. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Does make you wonder who picks out the flavors,

    Suboxone: Lemon Lime
    Ludens: Cherry
    Dimatap: Awesome Grape!!!!!
    Childrens' ASA: MORE AWESOMER ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO WONDER WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ADDICTION?
  9. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    While I think this thread is funny, I don't see anything wrong with flavored medications. A spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down, and some medication needs flavor-masking!
    DWillaman72 likes this.
  10. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    while not a pain med, i'd pay someone very very well who could devise a way to make keppra not taste so bitter before my
    hs dose is due! i wouldn't even care what flavor was. great seizure control but really obnoxious taste and aftertaste!

    i also wish, on a more serious note, that cancer tx meds and those for the side effects tasted better.
    hanasea likes this.
  11. Visit  jeanyis profile page
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Suboxone: Lemon Lime
    Ludens: Cherry
    Dimatap: Awesome Grape!!!!!
    Childrens' ASA: MORE AWESOMER ORANGE!?
    According to a patient, klonopin is "minty". I can neither confirm nor deny this, but you have to admit it is a nice combination; not anxious and kissy fresh.
    Vespertinas likes this.
  12. Visit  Candyn profile page
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    I have patient asked for dilaudid transfusion...
    And patient called out saying their nurse is late on pain medication. It is written on the board at 11. Now it is 12...BTW, it is PRN medication, NOT scheduel
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.


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