I'm typing this in a rush while cleaning the litter trays before work, so please excuse me for being brief. Does anyone have any experience of medication given to someone with AZ that isn't in a dosset box? This has happened twice to my Mum in the past 3 weeks. The first was from an out of hours doctor and the tablets were painkillers. As the pain didn't last for more than a few hours, I wasn't too concerned about my Mum needing them, but raised the problem with a District Nurse a couple of days later. She seemed to think I was being difficult, so I didn't press the matter. Then on Saturday night we were visiting my Mum and she was being sick all night. She blamed the "new tablets" which I found in a box by her side. They were antibiotics and were prescribed last Tuesday (30th October). She should have had 4 tablets a day and therefore should have taken 16 by then. Only 2 tablets were missing. I'm furious on 2 counts. That my Mum has important medication that she can't be trusted to take and the visiting DN has just handed over the packet. My Mum can't remember what the tablets are for, or that they must be taken with food, which brings me to the other point. I presume my Mum was so sick because she had taken a tablet on an empty stomach. She is literally confined to her chair, so couldn't get up to get food, even if she wanted to. I don't have time to go into details, but we have been far from impressed with my Mum's doctor of late. He won't visit and he won't even refer her to a psycho-geriatric consultant. When the care manager got in touch to insist that he did, the doctor phoned me at work to complain. The carers are good, but won't give medication outside the dosset box. Does anyone have any idea where I go from here? The out of hours doctor I spoke to yesterday said it was down to luck if someone had a friend or neighbour who could drop in to give the extra pills. Surely it isn't as bad as this? I live 25 miles from my Mum and there is no-one else we can ask.