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
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?
Rx 1: Dexedrine 5 mg, #120, 2 tablets bid.
Rx 2: Decadron 3 mg, #90, take 1 tablet po tid, 3 refills.
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