Ira Green, RPh, at CVS Pharmacy in Washingtonville, New York, was stumped by this prescription.
Do you know what it says?
Adrienne Janke, PharmD, at CVS Pharmacy in Carmel, Indiana, and her technician, Jenny, had to call the prescriber to clarify this prescription.
Can you read what it says?
Richard Sottosant, RPh, of CVS Pharmacy in New York, New York, needed help to figure out this looping script.
Can you figure out this Rx?
Wendell Howell, RPh, and Joni McBryant, CPhT, of Rochelle Drug & Gift in Rochelle, Georgia, asked the prescriber’s nurse to help them figure out this script. Luckily, the prescribing physician was there to clarify.
Can you figure it out?
Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to us at Pharmacy Times.
Rx 1: Claritin 10 mg, #30—take 1 tablet daily
Rx 2: Tussionex 5 mL by mouth twice a day for 5 days, #50 mL
Rx 3: Zithromycin 250 mg #1 (Z-Pak), take as directed
Rx 4: Myrtex cream, 30 g, apply twice daily for 2 weeks
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