The 28-year-old male patient from Pleiku City, the capital of Gia Lai, had gone to Gia Lai General Hospital on Friday for a health checkup.
After an examination, he was diagnosed with a spinal disc herniation, and was prescribed some medicine.
It was not until the man returned home that he read the instruction for one of the drugs that said “Clanzacr 200mg, place in vagina once daily, evening."
Dinh Hoang Duc, the doctor at Gia Lai General Hospital who was responsible for the prescription, said on Monday that he had apologized to the patient and given him new instructions on taking the medicine.
“The drug list was accurate, but there was a mistake in the instruction, which mistook the male patient for a female. It was a typo by the medical assistant,” Duc explained.
The prescription from Gia Lai General Hospital for a male patient that told him to “place a tablet in vagina." Photo: Tuoi Tre