Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Friday, September 14, 2012

Rx 1
When Lan Nguyen, PharmD, of Lucky Pharmacy in San Leandro, California, received this Rx, only the numbers were completely legible. A call to the physician revealed that this unclear script was for a fairly common medication, though written in a decidedly uncommon way.
Can you read what it says?


Rx 2
A patient who needed a muscle relaxer presented this prescription to Hakan Ulus, RPh, of Oxford Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ulus’ first thought was Xanax, but a confirmation call to the physician provided a different answer.
Can you guess this Rx?


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