Miss Deeley said she is prescribed the pill by her GP because she suffers from a condition which causes painful periods.
She said she was furious at being 'treated like a child' and having to explain herself like an irresponsible teenager.
This singular case, involving a patient who may have suffered kidney damage after taking expired tetracycline (an antibiotic), occurred more than 40 years ago.
"'She repeated it and I said "You're not giving me the pills because of your religion? I was fuming and just stormed out.'Miss Deeley, of Wybourn, Sheffield, added: 'I had no idea what religion the woman was and I don't remember if she has served me before.
The other staff looked very embarrassed but obviously it was the pharmacist's decision.'There's a lot of things in society you might not like or agree with, but you can't do anything about them.
Among the drugs tested and approved for continued use were two antibiotics, amoxicillin (commonly prescribed to children) and ciprofloxacin (commonly called 'cipro' and used to treat anthrax infections), an antihistamine (diphenhydramine, often used to treat allergies), and a morphine sulfate injection (a painkiller).
, an independent nonprofit that provides unbiased drug-prescribing recommendations to professionals, reviewed the most recent data on the same subject.