Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Can You Read These Rxs?Rx 1

Decoding hard-to-read scripts is a fun challenge for Judy Kim, PharmD, who came across this prescription during one of her shifts at Vons Pharmacy in Pasadena, California. She couldn’t figure it out and finally called the physician to ask what the medication was. Can you read it?

Can You Read These Rxs?Rx 2

The name of a popular drug is nearly unrecognizable in this messy script, submitted by pharmacy technician Emily Martinez, CPhT, of Walgreens Pharmacy in Kingston, New York. Emily was stumped and had to call the prescriber’s office. 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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