Can You Read These Rxs? (July 2018)
Rx 1: Pharmacist Cecelia Tillman, PharmD, of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in Rockville, Maryland, had to call the patient’s doctor to verify this prescription. Can you decipher it?
Rx 2: Matthew Balish, PharmD, a pharmacist at Pemberton Pharmacy in Salisbury, Maryland, needed a minute to figure out what these 3 prescriptions were for. How many can you read?
Rx 1: Medrol Dosepak 4 mg, 1 pack, take as directed.
Rx 2: Fluoxetine 40 mg, 1 capsule at bedtime for 30 days, 4 refills; trazodone 100 mg, 1 tablet at bedtime for 30 days, 4 refills; doxepin 25 mg, 1 capsule at bedtime for 30 days, 4 refills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; fax them to 609-257-0701; or mail them to Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.