Can You Read These Rxs? (May 2018)

MAY 05, 2018

Rx 1:
Andrew Vanderwall, PharmD, a pharmacist at Hi-School Pharmacy in Independence, Oregon, was baffled by this prescription. Do you know what it says?

Rx 2:
Pharmacist Samantha Brantley, PharmD, and her team at Gayco Healthcare Pharmacy in Dublin, Georgia, had a tough time deciphering this prescription. Can you read it?


Rx 1: Penicillin VK 500 mg, #20, one tablet by mouth every 6 hours.

Rx 2: Amoxicillin 1000 mg, #21, one tablet by mouth 3 times a day for 7 days.
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; 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.