Forums Health Tablets v Capsules Reply To: Tablets v Capsules
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sallyg
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I’m a pharmacist. If a GP prescription says capsules then that it what you should get, unless the GP has made a mistake and the drug is not available as a capsule at all, in which case they should get the prescription changed. This may be done after they have gained verbal agreement from the GP and then the written prescription replaced later. This doesn’t sound like the case with you though as you have had capsules before.

The price of different forms can differ, tablets aren’t necessarily cheaper than capsules or vice versa, but if it has happened twice either their dispensing systems are slack or they are on the fiddle. I would be challenging them, changing pharmacy and reporting them to the local Clinical Commissioning Group.