Registered Pharmacist Chet Shah, of Rx Pharmacy in New Hyde Park, New York, was baffled when the patient brought this script into the pharmacy. Shah was unable to determine what drug was being ordered. A call was placed to the prescribing physician?s office for verification. Can you translate this prescription?
Sarah Eager, PharmD, and Jenny Bonk, CPhT, of Family Health Care Pharmacy in Grant, Michigan, could only determine the strength and part of the dosing requirements for this prescription. Instead of taking the time to try and decipher the rest of the script, the staff called the physician?s office for clarification. Can you determine what the physician prescribed?
Rx 1: Fioricet, #30, 1 to 2 tablets q6h prn.
Rx 2: Duricef 500 mg, 1 tablet po bid x 10 days.
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