A Sherwood Park woman reported being anxious prior to going to the dentist—which is why her dentist prescribed anti-anxiety medication for her to take before her appointment. According to Steph Moiser, she was given the wrong directions when she picked up her prescription at her local superstore pharmacy; however, she was unaware that the medication had the wrong instructions attached to it.
According to Moiser, the prescription was for 0.25 milligrams of Triazolam. She said the pharmacist did not speak with her while she was paying for the medicine, and the instructions were right on the container, so she didn’t question the pharmacist.
Moiser said that about an hour before her scheduled dental appointment, she took four tablets, which is what the prescription called for. Moiser claims that she doesn’t remember the rest of the day after her dental appointment. Although she knows now that her friend gave her a ride home and she stayed at her boyfriend’s that night, she cannot remember any of it. Moiser said, “And that’s what scared me the most is that I was completely conscious but have no recollection of anything.”
Interestingly, she found out that amnesia is a known side-effect of a Triazolam overdose. Pharmacy experts also indicated that cardiac arrest, seizures, and coma could be some other side-effects of an overdose on Triazolam.
Moiser reported this pharmacist mistake to her pharmacy. According to the pharmacy, they are claiming it was an input error that put four tablets into the system instead of one. Moiser doesn’t believe a double check of her prescription was done—which led to this pharmacy error.