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Can You Read These Rxs?

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1. The staff at Mitchell Pharmacy in Kennett, Mo, was puzzled when they received this prescription from a mother trying to get medicine for her ailing child. They could tell it was for 2 different medicines, but what those medicines were, they were not sure. After studying it for some time, they finally had to call the pediatrician, who cleared up the mystery for them. Can you figure out what the doctor ordered?

2. Vita Arena, senior pharmacy technician at Walgreens Pharmacy #4356 in Warminster, Pa, knew she was going to have trouble when she received these prescriptions. The prescribing physician was notorious for writing near-illegible scripts, and this batch was no exception. She passed them around to the other staffers, but they were as stumped as she was. In the end, she phoned the doctor, who gave her the clarification she needed. Can you decipher what these prescriptions are?


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Rx 1: Clindamycin, 150-mg capsule, T10 #30; Triamcinolone 0.1% cream, apply 3 times daily, 80 g.

Rx 2: Omnicef 125-mg suspension 100 mL; Elidel 1% cream, 15 g; Laclotion 12% lot.