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CAN YOU READTHESE Rxs?

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RX ONE: Registered Pharmacist Mary Pat Schwartz and Charity Eggers, CPhT, of Mott Drug Store in Mott, ND, were baffled when the patient brought this prescription into the pharmacy. The patient said it was for an antibiotic. While waiting for the physician's office to call back, the pharmacy staff was able to figure out the prescription. The physician confirmed their interpretation. Can you translate this prescription?

RX TWO: Registered Pharmacist Ira Green of CVS Pharmacy in Suffern, NY, had his hands full when this prescription was brought into the pharmacy. He made several attempts to decode the physician's order with no success. Instead of spending more time playing detective, Green called the physician's office for clarification. Can you solve this mystery prescription?

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Rx 1: Z-Pak (Zithromax) 250 mg, 6 days, 2 tablets po qd x 1 day, then 1 tablet po qd x 4 days.; Rx 2: Lunesta 2 mg, #30, 1 tablet qd.