Can You Read These Rxs?

Published Online: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rx 1
Pharmacy Technician Amanda Perge of Walgreens Pharmacy in Ravenna, Ohio, was stumped by this hurried prescription. A call to the prescriber’s office cleared it up.
Can you read this Rx?

Rx 2
The patient who brought this script to Cecil Shern, RPh, owner of Cecil’s Pharmacy in Lehi, Utah, couldn’t provide any clues about its contents. Luckily, the physician’s nurse cleared up the confusion.
Can you guess what this Rx says?

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