MRPharmS, lecturer in therapeutics and pharmacy practice at the University of Tasmania and a hospital pharmacist
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I’ve been given this prescription (bendroflumethiazide, 5mg daily) for my ear, but my wife tells me she takes the same tablets for her blood pressure. Has the doctor made a mistake?
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