Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Registered Pharmacist Janell Claudyof Family Health Pharmacy inGreenville, Ohio, was only ableto understand parts of this prescription.Instead of spending time trying to piecetogether the medications being prescribed,she called the physician's office for verification.Do you know what medications thephysician ordered?

Kelli Kauffman, PharmD, of CVS/pharmacy#1654 in York, Pennsylvania,was not sure what medication wasbeing ordered. She conferred with thepatient who said it was for her "blood."Based on the information, Dr. Kauffmanknew what the physician prescribed, butcalled the office for confirmation. Doesthe patient's hint help you figure out thisscript?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Zithromax 250 mg, #6, 2 tablets by mouth for 1 day, then 1 tablet daily for 4 days;Albuterol MDI, #1, 2 puffs 4 times daily, 5 refills.

Rx 2: Ferrous Sulfate, 325 mg, 1 tablet 3 times a day with meals, 2 refills.

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