It’s no wonder that pharmacist Charles Deboyace, RPh, of Price Chopper Pharmacy in Oneonta, New York, could not decipher this messy Rx—the physician’s order is for a medication strength that is not commercially available.
Can you figure out what’s being prescribed?
Pharmacy Manager Khanh Pham and Senior Pharmacy Technicians Katy McGroarty and Joseph Palang of Walgreens Pharmacy #6310 in Las Vegas, Nevada, all tried to interpret this cramped writing. To clarify the drug and directions, they finally had to call the prescriber’s office.
Can you read this Rx?
Rx 1: Dexedrine 5 mg, #120, 2 tablets twice a day
Rx 2: Ambien 10 mg, #30, 1 tablet by mouth at bedtime as needed for insomnia
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