can you READ these Rxs?

FEBRUARY 01, 2007

Swati Patel, PharmD, of Harris Teeter Pharmacy in Greensboro, NC, received this prescription on a Saturday. The pharmacist's first instinct was to contact the prescribing physician to confirm the prescription. Unfortunately, it was a weekend, and the physician was not in the office. As an alternative, the pharmacist decoded this script and asked the patient whether she had taken the medications previously. Can you figure out this prescription?

Mehdi Reza, PharmD, of CVS/pharmacy #7680 in Terrell, Tex, did not spend a lot of time deciphering this prescription, because the patient had received the product before. The moment the patient said it was for birth control, Dr. Reza knew what the physician prescribed. Can you unscramble this prescription without the patient's help?


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Rx 1: Levaquin 500 mg, #10, 1 tablet by mouth daily; Prevacid 30 mg, #60, 1 capsule bid, 11 refills. Rx 2: Novaring; use as directed.




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