can you READ these Rxs?

Pharmacy Times
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Angeles Dorame, CPhT, of ScottsdaleProfessional Pharmacy Ltd in Scottsdale,Arizona, had a difficult time trying to determinewhat medication was being ordered for thepatient. After several attempts at trying totranslate this illegible handwriting, Doramecalled the prescribing physician?s office forclarification. Do you know what drug thephysician ordered?

Registered Pharmacist Amy Malmen, of TheMedicine Shoppe in Mattoon, Illinois, had a prettygood idea what drug the patient was prescribed.Still, she called the physician?s office for confirmation.The physician?s nurse told her she had thecorrect drug. Can you figure out this script?


Rx 1: Subutex 8 mg, 1 tablet daily as needed.

Rx 2: Verapamil SR 240 mg, #30, take 1 tablet daily.

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 telephonenumber. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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