Can You Read These Rxs?

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Registered Pharmacist Denise Svoboda, of Stop& Shop Pharmacy in Middletown, Connecticut,was able to decipher what medication the physicianordered. The directions, however, werea different matter. Unable to make out thedosage, Svoboda called the prescribing physician'soffice for verification. Do you knowwhat the physician ordered?

Enrique Puertos, PharmD, of Stephens CountyHospital in Toccoa, Georgia, had a difficult timetranslating this prescription. He asked several colleaguesif they could decipher this illegible script.A majority of the staff was unable to figure itout. Puertos called the prescribing physician?soffice for clarification. Can you solve this mysteryprescription?


Rx 1: Furosemide 40 mg, #20, take 1 tablet by mouth for a 3-lb weight gain, refills as needed.

Rx 2: Amoxicillin 500 mg, #21, 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day.

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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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