Inadequate Viagra dose

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 May, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 May, 2000, 12:00am

A pharmacist who gave a patient a smaller dose of the anti-impotence drug Viagra than had been prescribed was cleared of a charge of making a dispensing error by the Pharmacy and Poison Board's disciplinary committee. The patient was prescribed four 100mg Viagra tablets by his doctor but the pharmacist exercised his judgment and gave 50mg tablets instead. The committee said that while the pharmacist was allowed to exercise discretion, he should have discussed the case with the patient's doctor.