Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Thursday, January 1, 2009

 

The pharmacy staff of Riverside Hometown Pharmacy in Riverside, New Jersey, could only make out parts of this prescription. Always up for a challenge, the pharmacy staff tried to determine the medicine being ordered. Because the patient was waiting for the medication, the pharmacy decided it should call the physician?s office for a quick answer. With your expertise, what do you think is being prescribed?



Registered Pharmacist Kerry L. Wilson, of The Medicine Shoppe? in Hiawassee, Georgia, was not sure about this prescription. Wilson conferred with the patient to see if she could shed light on it. The patient also was confused. The pharmacist called the physician's office and the nurse was able to verify this Rx. Is this prescription clear to you?



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?, Attention: Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos. Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.



Latest Articles
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings and more.
Chronic kidney disease incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth.
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal calls for an additional $1.1 billion to combat the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic.
Baxter International is voluntarily recalling intravenous solution due to leaking containers and the potential for particulate matter.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$