Can You Read These Rxs?

FEBRUARY 01, 2009

As a pharmacy intern, Jackie Sassaman, PharmD candidate, of Weis Pharmacy in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is used to illegible scripts. This prescription tops the list of hard-toread scripts. Instead of spending time trying to figure out what medication was being ordered, Sassaman called the physician?s office for clarification. Are your deciphering skills good enough to identify the medicine being prescribed?



Jon Kepner, PharmD, RPh, of Rite Aid Pharmacy in Cortland, Ohio, was completely stumped when the patient brought this prescription into the pharmacy. Because it was a new medication, the patient could not remember the name. The pharmacist looked up the patient?s profile to see if he could shed any light on this mystery prescription, but had no luck. Kepner called the prescribing physician?s office for help. Do you know what medicine is being prescribed?



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.

Erratam
In the December 2008 issue of Pharmacy Times, the answer for the first prescription in Can You Read These Rxs? (p. 112) should have read ?Pulmicort Respules 0.25 mg, 1 vial 2 times a day, 1-month supply.?




SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0

Become A RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer 

Get to know RESPIMAT, the slow-moving mist inhaler from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Watch the RESPIMAT video and test your knowledge with a short multiple-choice quiz. When you get all the answers right, you’ll receive a certificate naming you a RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer. Why not check it out today?


Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance
 

Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards


3rd Annual Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative Conference


SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.