Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rx 1

Gretchen Schoening, PharmD, of Walgreens Pharmacy in Savage, Minnesota, was stumped by this scribbled script. A call to the prescriber’s office cleared it up.
Can you read this Rx?

Rx 2
Marie Barone, RPh, of Shoprite Pharmacy in Jackson, New Jersey, must have thought she was reading a different language when she saw this script. A follow-up with the prescriber produced a clear translation.
Can you guess what this Rx says?

Rx 3
When Jennifer Parrish, PharmD, pharmacy manager at a Walgreens in Pennsylvania, received this prescription, she and her staff were stumped. A call to the prescribing physician’s office provided the necessary clarification.
Can you figure it out?

Rx 4
When Alfred Lawson, RPh, staff pharmacist at a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Fredericksburg, Virginia, saw this prescription, he found it a bit of a challenge to decipher.
Do you know what it says?

Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via e-mail and fax as well as regular mail! Submissions must include a clean photocopy or scanned image of the Rx; your institution’s name and location; your name and title; the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and your phone number. You can e-mail scanned Rxs to kmckay@pharmacytimes .com; fax them to 609-257-0701; or mail them to Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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