Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Friday, May 25, 2012

Rx 1

This unusual script baffled pharmacy technician Amber McGehee from Walgreens in Neosho, Missouri. Although the fact that it came from an ophthalmologist’s office was a clue, she still needed verification.

Can you read what it says?

Rx 2

Although part of this script was decipherable by Matt Robinson, PharmD, from Realo Discount Drug Stores Inc in New Bern, North Carolina, he couldn’t quite make it out. A call to the physician’s office soon made it clear.

Do you know what is being prescribed?


Rx 1
Atropine 1%, #1 bottle, 1 drop in the left eye at night
Rx 2
Pravastatin 20 mg, #7, 1 tablet once per day

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