While I was in ASDA Saturday, I went to the pharmacy counter as my little man has a bit of a runny nose and as many of the other children at nursery are all coughing and spluttering and we've all been handed out "swine flu" pamphlets, I wanted to get some cough medicine.
I asked for Tixylix Cough and Cold, and was informed by the pharmacist that they aren't seeling it to be given to children under 6 anymore, due to some information in the newspaper about it not being safe for under 6's. ( My son is 3 )
I could SEE the Tixylix displayed in the cabinet and this big brother attitude angers me because I'm a Mum and I take responsibility for the welfare of my child, so I ask her if the medicine is allowed by the Drug Administration how she can decide not to give it to me just because of something she's read in the newspaper.
She informs me... " Alright, you can have the CHESTY cough mixture then."
I don't want chesty cough, I want the pseudoephenephedrine in the cough and cold remedy to help dry up his nasal secretions. She looks at me blankly.
So, I say... "Saline nose drops? I can have them, right?" and she goes off..... and comes back with an unbranded tickly cough medicine.
By now I'm starting to wonder if the real pharmacist is actually tied up in the back somewhere and I'm actually talking to an escaped loony or something.
I ask.... " The nose drops?"
"Oh, " she replies.... "we don't have any of those...."
It was at this point, I decided to leave in disgust, if she can't make up saline nose drops them I don't know how she ever earnt a pharmacy qualification.
Anyone else been refused cough medicine for their little ones?