Bad pharmacists really irritate me. I got a prescription for my partner at 9:30 tonight, from a 100 hour pharmacy. The script was for Naproxen 250mg, one three times a day, and Co-codamol, 30/500mg, two four times a day. Now my partner has never been to this pharmacy before, so the pharmacist didn't know if these drugs had been taken before. But what happened? The prescription was dispensed and handed to me with absolutely no adivce whatsoever. This is unacceptable. It's not as if the pharmacy was busy - I was the only one anywhere near it, so it must be either laziness or incompetence. Either way it's just not good enough. Both of these drugs need counselling on, or at least checking if they have been taken before. Co-codamol can cause drowsiness and constipation, and contains paracetamol, while naproxen needs to be taken with food. Naproxen is also in the same group of drugs as ibuprofen, so it is important that they are not taken together. There was also no patient information leaflet with the naproxen - it is now a legal requirment to supply a PIL with all dispensed medicines. I think I might be phoning the manager tomorrow to complain, as this is just not on.