can you READ these Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Registered Pharmacist Chet Shah, of RxPharmacy in New Hyde Park, New York, was baffledwhen the patient brought this script into thepharmacy. Shah was unable to determine whatdrug was being ordered. A call was placed tothe prescribing physician?s office for verification.Can you translate this prescription?

Sarah Eager, PharmD, and Jenny Bonk, CPhT, ofFamily Health Care Pharmacy in Grant, Michigan,could only determine the strength and part of thedosing requirements for this prescription. Insteadof taking the time to try and decipher the rest ofthe script, the staff called the physician?s officefor clarification. Can you determine what thephysician prescribed?

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Rx 1: Fioricet, #30, 1 to 2 tablets q6h prn.

Rx 2: Duricef 500 mg, 1 tablet po bid x 10 days.

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