Can You Read These Rxs?

FEBRUARY 01, 2006

1. When C.C. Neal, RPh, and his technician received this prescription at Kroger Pharmacy #011-445 in Lithonia, Ga, they took turns at guessing what it could be. The patient told them it was a pain pill, but, to them, the drug name looked more like a "smiley face."The prescribing physician seemed indignant when asked by the pharmacist to verify the prescription, which turned out to be something different from what they thought. Can you make out what this prescription says?

2. These prescriptions were submitted to the Kmart Pharmacy in Manistee, Mich. Pharmacist Alan Hanson and 2 of his colleagues tried their best to figure out the 2 different medicines being ordered. The general consensus on the first one was Ativan, but, after comparing it with the second one (Medrol Dosepak), they changed their guess to Atarax. A call to the physician's office, however, revealed both guesses were incorrect. Can you tell what this medicine is?

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Rx 1: Elavil 10 mg.

Rx 2: Antivert 25 mg.


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