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Old 08-22-2012, 07:01 PM
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Hello, I have a question about my husband. He is in the system for a DWI since May of this year. He takes medication for a heart attack he had in 2010. There's a few medications that he takes.

There are two medications he's suppose to get but only gets one. Because of the transfers he did not receive his other medications on time. He was suppose to meet a doctor on August 20 and he never showed to go over some test results. And, the have him in a isolation cell (not due to any fault of his own). He's been there a week until they move him.

And, this is suppose to be a medical unit he transferred to? How can I help him? Who can I call?

I appreciate your feedback.

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Because your questions are health related and I'm not sure what state he's incarcerated in, I have moved your thread to the Health Care fourm.
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Thank you. Sorry I posted in the wrong area. Just trying to find out how I can help him.


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I am not sure if you are saying that he is now in a medical unit and this is the treatment he is receiving OR that they have him in isolation pending a transfer to a medical unit. If you could clarify that, I might be able to help you more.

As for the cardiac medications, since you did not mention what they are, I can only generalize. The prison system uses medications that are in their formulary. That selection is often different from what the patient gets on the outside, however, they are supposed to give them medication of the same class of drugs. For example there are many drugs to treat hypertension and several types such as an ace inhibitor. There are about 12 ace inhibitors out there. The prison will typically choose the cheapest one but that is OK because they all work the same.

So if he was on 2 medications at home, the prison may have opted to give him one of the combo medications that are out there. Without knowing his typical medications, it is hard to say.

There is also the possibility that they have completely ignored or missed the fact that he needs 2 medications such as maybe one for hypertension and one for arrhythmia. Without more information, it is hard to provide accurate response.

You can PM me if you do not want to post in public forum what his medications are and I can advise you better.

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Hello, I have a question about my husband. He is in the system for a DWI since May of this year. He takes medication for a heart attack he had in 2010. There's a few medications that he takes.

There are two medications he's suppose to get but only gets one. Because of the transfers he did not receive his other medications on time. He was suppose to meet a doctor on August 20 and he never showed to go over some test results. And, the have him in a isolation cell (not due to any fault of his own). He's been there a week until they move him.

And, this is suppose to be a medical unit he transferred to? How can I help him? Who can I call?

I appreciate your feedback.

Teresa
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