Published Online: Wednesday, September 1, 2004

RX ONE: When Registered Pharmacist Fred Swinkunas, of Kmart in Hastings, Mich, received this prescription, he thought that it was a script for an upset stomach. Dr. Swinkunas was surprised by the answer when he clarified the prescription. Can your powers of deduction help you figure out this prescription?

RX TWO: Pharmacist April Scott, of Reid Hospital & Health Care Services in Richmond, Ind, received this employee prescription at the outpatient hospital pharmacy. Dr. Scott was able to figure out this prescription by looking at the employee's medication profile because the physician had prescribed the same medication for the patient in the past. Can you interpret this prescription?

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Rx 1: Duratuss HD 8 oz, 1 teaspoonful every 8 hours for cough

Rx 2: Nasonex #1, 2 sprays every AM, 3 refills

We ask our readers to send us those eye-straining, baffling prescriptions that they receive for inclusion in this monthly feature. If you would like to contribute to this column, send a clean photocopy of the script along with a note that describes the experience and provides the correct drug information to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 241 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg, NJ 08831, or fax it to 732-656-9267.

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