@TNP That's just it: this last time, it was written down: DO NOT PRESCRIBE THIS.
...he did it anyway. I was too out of it to argue with him before he left the room (immediately after the cutting and prying and... ) I was cringing too much to even speak; body horror is a thing.
They called it in, so we only found out when we picked it up and I immediately began swearing like a sailor. It is so head-desk-worthy. We're going to have to call the GP to tell him to refill the other one, essentially.
It is only marginally less frustrating and ridiculous on the 'no, really, reading things is important, especially medical things!!!' front than the dude earlier in the year who wanted me to come in -- for what they were as casual about as if it was just an office visit -- for major surgery to remove a stent... from an entire organ I no longer had. Admittedly, getting to tell them they could remove it if they wanted, but they'd have to check it out of the pathology lab, was somewhat entertaining.