What have you spilled in the pharmacy?
@frandavi99: I discovered Methadone original makes your shirt go stiff as cardboard when it dries! I spent the day being described as a drug addicts lollipop
@MrDispenser: I had a 500g tub of Diprobase cream fall from a shelf, miss my head and smash a conical with 100ml methadone
@frandavi99: Smashing the conical is the biggest sin there!
@catrionabrodie: I watched an AAH driver break some methadone once and the staff made HIM clear it up
@Allucha: methadone spills are horrid, though. Had 60ml spill all over myself one morning due to an poorly closed bottle. Stunk all day.
@Saij_J: staff member spilled methadone all over counter. Locum spent whole morning trying to figure out how much was lost
@Andychristo: Don’t forget the delivery driver who dropped and smashed 12 methadone bottles.
@catrionabrodie: I think the worst thing to spill is Lactulose, absolute nightmare to clean…
@impure3: A full 500ml of methadone on a tiled floor and a glass bottle of lactulose on a carpeted floor. Guess which one was easier to clean? Yep! We had to have someone replace the carpet tiles for the other mess! I had been employed about a week. Oops!
@StandByPharmacy: Lactulose – a tiled floor remains sticky for months, no matter how well it is cleaned
@The_Buffy_Bot: Lactulose. Bloody awful stuff!
Five second rule
@MrDispenser: I have spilled a bottle of tablets as I tried to put the lid on in view of the patient which was awkward. She did not believe in the five second rule
@frandavi99: 2 second rule can’t be applied there sadly 😦
@Clareylang: We have the 3 second rule haha!!! I bet she didn’t! Iol!!!
@impure3: We say three 😉
@MrDispenser: Is it the two, three or five second rule?
@clareylang: Well we have 3 but guess it depends how strongly you feel about spills of pills lol!!! but really it’s the 0 second rule lol!!
@frandavi99: Depends how long it takes you to rescue it!
@Pillmanuk: Depends on the value of the spilt tablets. Some can have a five minute rule when they are over £100. Of course not. I was being silly. Everyone knows that the rules doesn’t apply to them 🙂
@Lauraberrycakes: Spilt Gaviscon isn’t fun!
@gemcymru: Aniseed Gaviscon …gloopy!
@Gemmieangel: 500ml bottle of gaviscon as my area manager walked in and the pharmacy had a carpet #aniseedhorror
@Sairah_Banu: Cup of tea
@MilnerMichael: A soft drink over the key board,#stickykeys
@pill_saurus: Once I spilled a whole cup of hot coffee and almost 3-4 shelves of medicines were colourfully decorated!!
@frandavi99: You wasted coffee!?
@pill_saurus: Hahaha, yes, sacrilege and was so embarrassed as it was just my first week in the Pharmacy
@frandavi99: Was it just a very badly made coffee?
@pill_saurus: Didn’t even get to the point of tasting it. Just picked the cup and was trying to grab a corner and spilled
Cod Liver Oil
@frandavi99: I had a dispenser that knocked a bottle of cod liver oil over, smelt so bad we sent her home!
@Sianibarny: 500ml bottle of cod liver oil! On a very hot day. No air con! I imagine the pharmacy still smells fishy 10 years on!!
@Lauraberrycakes: We had a locum shake a bottle of reconstituted amoxicillin all over a computer keyboard and herself. It was at start of the day, she had a cream top on so had bright yellow marks all day 😦 & new keyboard was needed! #fail
@HelenRoot: Don’t you hate that? Usually under the keyboard and amongst your Rx
@alkemist1912: A pre-reg once started shaking erythromycin syrup with the lid not fully on!!!!!!!!! What a mess!!
@JV_Roberts: Cefalexin, made it up (just add water) changed lid for a Click Lock then shook=pink spots all over my white shirt!
@Wojciethromycin: I tend to always spill furosemide 20’s…the smallest tablets we have in our pharmacy of course.
@HelenRoot: 1000 pot of ferrous gluconate on the floor! Like an episode of Total wipeout
@Fatema17: A yet-to-be-sealed blister pack filled with various drugs
@weslangley: The beans!
@alkemist1912: Various people over the years spilled their guts in the pharmacy sink!!!!!!!! YUK
@MilnerMichael: Blood when opening amps for destruction!!
@Sybil_Ramkin: Blood, sweat and tears!
@frandavi99: Not me but a locum dropped some amlodipine suspension (special) worth £300
@allucha: Water from a (thoroughly rinsed) methadone bottle that was being used as a vase for flowers from one of our temperamental pts. The funny thing is that the flowers lasted well over three weeks! Two bunches; we put one in a normal bottle, and one in sugar free
@impure3: Oh, a big tub of aqueous cream on a blue carpet. Messy!
@Cocksparra: A well packed bag. smashed a bottle of medinol, in slow motion for some reason and sounded like someone got shot.
@07sat: Lactulose, paracetamol suspension, bisacodyl tabs and pesky vitamin caps – thankfully not all in the same day!
@Darkvignette: Remember seeing a fellow student at uni shake a 2L Winchester of Calpol with no lid. Very messy and quite pink!
@Miss___DJ: Colpermin capsules, then stood on a few, whole place smelt of peppermint!
@Pillpusheruk: Methadone gaviscon lactulose
@JV_Roberts: Just spilled Mag Hydrox today, horrible stuff instantly clumps in measuring vessel, then plop! All over the counter!
@ShabnamMirza: One thing is for sure, Night Nurse liquid is still bright green when it hits the floor lol ..
@HelenRoot: TCP on a carpeted shop floor. I once dropped three kids’ bubble baths on a floor. Was foam everywhere as tried to clean
@catrionabrodie: One Saturday, my Counter Assistant spilt a shower gel and shampoo all over the floor and proceeded to mop