Can You Read These Rxs?

AUGUST 20, 2010

Rx 1

John Rothwell, PharmD, manager of the Walgreens pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas, struggled to read this prescription. With so many important details crammed into the margins and squeezed between lines, Rothwell decided a call to the physician’s office was in order.

Can you tell what medicines are being prescribed?


Rx 2

This prescription stumped Mayer Maltz, RPh, pharmacist at the New Utrecht Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. Unable to decipher it on his own, he spoke with the physician to confirm the prescription before filling it.

Do you know what it says?
























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: Laura Enderle, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.


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