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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    This isn't a prescription. The only other drugs that are required held behind the counter are those that can be made into meth.
    I realize that this isnt a prescription. I am simply suggesting that this might be a way to go about it that would keep everyone happy. The 'consultation' would not be mandatory, but would be available. I would think that a number of people have questions and misconceptions about this pill, and it wouldn't hurt to offer to clarify things for them if wanted.

    Doesn't over the counter mean that you need to ask for it at the pharmacy, but dont need a prescription? So it would still be dispensed by a pharmacist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    First of all, the avaliabilty of other medicines has no bearing on this. I could not find any age restrictions on buying Monistat, but don'tcha think a 12 YO buying a treatment for a yeast infection would need conseling? The reasons for restricting the purchase on previously-mentioned medicines have little to do with the meds itself. Like someone else said, sudafed is limited to a certain amount and they scan your ID. The gov't doesn't think I'm going to OD on it; they don't want me to make meth.

    Second: . This isn't going to lead to pressure or coersion for the young teen to get plan B - the coersion would aleady be there because, statistically, the boyfriends are old enough to buy it.
    Maybe Im reading this wrong, but why would a 12 yo with a yeast infection need counseling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I realize that this isnt a prescription. I am simply suggesting that this might be a way to go about it that would keep everyone happy. The 'consultation' would not be mandatory, but would be available. I would think that a number of people have questions and misconceptions about this pill, and it wouldn't hurt to offer to clarify things for them if wanted.

    Doesn't over the counter mean that you need to ask for it at the pharmacy, but dont need a prescription? So it would still be dispensed by a pharmacist.
    I think a lot of people have this question. From what I have learned, over the counter is any medication that can be purchased without asking for it at the pharmacy counter - Advil, cold medicine, etc. 'Behind the counter' is all the stuff you have to ask for but that you can get without a script - diabetes supplies, benadryl, lice shampoo etc. (what is it about lice shampoo? maybe they're interested in the demographic of a lice outbreak???) The few times I've had to get something behind the counter I've always been asked if I have any questions about the med. That's it. I don't get hauled off to the side for some interrogation, and nor should I.

    To the OP...IDK. I just dont get all bent out of shape about MAP being over the counter. It's been that way here for like 5 years now and I haven't heard of this rash of teen pregnancy because MAP is available OTC. Yeah, the purchase of MAP has gone up since it's been available OTC. It should - not because of an increase in teen pregnancy but because of the increase in accessibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    Maybe Im reading this wrong, but why would a 12 yo with a yeast infection need counseling?
    maybe not counselling but instruction on how to use it....then again I am pretty sure that my pharmacist lumps instruction with counselling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    (what is it about lice shampoo? maybe they're interested in the demographic of a lice outbreak???) The few times I've had to get something behind the counter I've always been asked if I have any questions about the med. That's it. I don't get hauled off to the side for some interrogation, and nor should I.
    You are right about the lice shampoo, the health department (at lease in Alberta) wants to know where the breakouts are. The only time I really get questioned is when I am buying Tylenol #1 and that is because I buy the largest package they have so I don't have to buy it more often. And I have to buy a lot of stuff that is behind the counter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    This isn't a prescription. The only other drugs that are required held behind the counter are those that can be made into meth.
    There are other meds behind the counter that you do not need a prescription for, well, at least in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    It is the pharmacist's job to consult with the person purchasing the meds, regarding allergies, contraindications and side effects.
    Very true, and my pharmacist has caught things that I am allergic to that my doctor has prescribed accidentally. Pharmacists are much more up to date on meds then a doctor will ever be. Even when my OB said a medication was ok I still checked things out with the Pharmacist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2robbie View Post
    maybe not counselling but instruction on how to use it....then again I am pretty sure that my pharmacist lumps instruction with counselling...
    Yes, instruction and counseling go together. The symptoms of a yeast infection can be symptoms of other things too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2robbie View Post
    Very true, and my pharmacist has caught things that I am allergic to that my doctor has prescribed accidentally. Pharmacists are much more up to date on meds then a doctor will ever be. Even when my OB said a medication was ok I still checked things out with the Pharmacist.
    Also, my pharmacist knows all of the prescriptions I had filled there regardless of who prescribed it.
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    Okay, do we counsel 12 year old girls who buy a box of tampons? About the risk of TSS and all that? No. Why not? It's so strange to me that we let girls have control over some aspects of their reproductive health but not others. What about young girls who buy condoms? They are not exposing themselves to STDs, but they're still engaging in sexual intercourse. That's okay, right? Because well she's not taking a drug and not getting herpes or chlamydia or whatever. To me it all goes back to sex ed and the availability of information. Everyone's in a tizzy about the end result - preventing pregnancy with the MAP and how dare a girl so young make that decision on her own, but on the other hand lots of people don't want anyone teaching their kids about sex but them, like how DARE our educators have some kind of power over the decisions our kids make by actually performing part of a (hopefully) preemptive strike and making kids think twice about having sex long before they are emotionally and mentally ready. Gosh. Heaven forbid.

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