Pharmaceutical mix-up results in 17 very hairy Spanish children

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/29/pharmaceutical-mix-up-results.html

Now I feel like I should go through my family’s medical records to see if there’s someone I can blame for all this back hair.

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It may be black now.

“Teen Wolf 3: Un Chien Andalou.”

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Ok. I get the mixup. But why would a doctor be prescribing a heartburn/reflux medication to infants?

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Apparently there is somebody specializing in making (toy?) Werebabies:

https://www.werepups.com/

:man_shrugging: Just when you think you’ve see it all…

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And @Brainspore
Is this an Amy Winehouse tribute … Black to Back?

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Why is Omeprazole used in toddlers and infants?

Omeprazole (Prilosec, Losec) is used in toddlers and infants who have:

GERD - or acid reflux disease. Read more
esophagitis - inflammation of the esophagus
H pylori infection - this causes ulcer-like symptoms
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My kid took Prilosec for a long time because her sphincter didn’t properly close to her stomach. Fortunately, she grew out of it eventually.

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I had a horrible time as a kid due to acid reflux. So many people blamed my food issues (spicy, gassy) on being a “sensitive” kid.
So glad I found omeprazole as an adult, because most antacids don’t even come close to helping.

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Commonly prescribed for babies with reflux. They can be pretty miserable. But hold the minoxidil, please.

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I have to wonder if distributing entirely the wrong chemical is the extent of what they’ll find in the QA practices of this outfit. I certainly wouldn’t trust someone who couldn’t keep that straight with keeping track of a few powers of ten; and it’s not like there isn’t a gigantic list of drugs where keeping your small metric units of measure straight is serious business…

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I LOVE the Warebabies and so wont one!

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I hope they have a lesbian vampire available to help deal with this scourge…

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I just wish they still made them, looks like the web site was last updated in 2017…

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There is a drug that makes your hair grow. Can balding men take it?

Propecia, a.k.a. Finasteride (not the drug mixed up here). Balding men are pretty much the only ones who take it.