Can You Read These Rxs?

NOVEMBER 01, 2008

Registered Pharmacist Irina Valdez, of CVS/pharmacy #5052 in Hyde Park, New York, could not identify the drug's name in this prescription. After checking the patient's profile, she had an idea of the medication being prescribed. A call was placed to the prescribing physician's office for confirmation. Can you identify the medicine being ordered?

When this prescription was brought into the pharmacy, Meagan E. Wilson, PharmD, RPh, of Kmart Pharmacy #3585 in Carroll, Iowa, thought the medication being ordered was either sween cream or silvadene cream. After consulting with the physician, she learned the prescription was not for either medication. Can you decode this prescription?

Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to Pharmacy Times. Along with a clean photocopy of the prescription itself, your submission must include: (1) the name of your institution and its location; (2) your name and title (PharmD, RPh, Pharm Tech); (3) the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and (4) your telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Attention: Eileen Koutnik-Fotopoulos. Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.