can you READ these Rxs?

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When the patient brought in this prescription,Maire McGinn, PharmD, and Moira Tibbs, CPhT,of Kroger Pharmacy #523 in Midlothian, Virginia,were unable to interpret the medication beingordered. They conferred with the patient whoonly had an idea of what medication hethought was prescribed. McGinn and Tibbsconsulted with the prescribing physician forclarification. Do you know what the physiciantold them?

Whereas Mitali K. Stevens, PharmD, of CVS/pharmacy#6141 in Trotwood, Ohio, had an idea whatmedication was prescribed based on the patient'sprofile, Stevens still contacted the prescriber forverification. No one except the prescriber wasable to decipher this prescription. Despite notknowing the patient's profile, can you translatethis script?


Rx 1: Biaxin 500 mg, #20, take 1 tablet po bid.

Rx 2: Theophylline SR 200 mg, #60, 1 tablet by po bid, 5 refills.

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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