can you READ these Rxs?

Published Online: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pharmacist Charles DeBoyce and staff, of Price Chopper Pharmacy #134 in Oneonta, New York, were not sure what medication was being prescribed when the patient dropped off this script at the counter. After a call to the prescribing physician's office for clarification, DeBoyce learned that the drug being ordered is not commercially available in the strength prescribed. Can you figure out what this medicine is?

Registered Pharmacist Cecil Shern, of Cecil's Pharmacy in Lehi, Utah, was stumped when this prescription was brought into the pharmacy. The patient was unable to provide any clues for this mystery script. Shern called the prescribing physician's office for verification. The physician's nurse was able to unravel the mystery. Can you decode this prescription?

Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to Pharmacy Times. Along with a clean photocopy of the prescription itself, your submission must include: (1) the name of your institution and its location; (2) your name and title (PharmD, RPh, Pharm Tech); (3) the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and (4) your telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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