Despite this illegible script, Chad Johnson, PharmD, of Kroger Pharmacy #345 in Jackson, Mississippi, was able to decipher the medication being ordered. He asked his staff for assistance figuring out the rest of the script. The pharmacy staff had no luck. After calling the prescribing physician's office for verification, the pharmacy was able to fill the prescription. Does this poorly written script have you stumped?
Nghia Phan, PharmD, and Bill Goble, PharmD, of Walgreens in Denver, Colorado, were pretty certain they knew what medication was being prescribed. Before filling the script, they called the physician?s office for confirmation. The physician confirmed that the pharmacists had the correct drug. Do you know what medication is being prescribed?
Rx 1: Relpax 40 mg, #6, take 1 tablet by mouth at onset of headache, may repeat in
2 hours, limit 2 pills per day, 5 refills.
Rx 2: Generic Altace 10 mg, 1 tablet every day, #30, 11 refills.
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