Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2014 The Aging Population
Volume 80
Issue 1

Our round-up of difficult-to-read prescriptions.

Rx 1

Ira Green, RPh, at CVS Pharmacy in Washingtonville, New York, was stumped by this prescription.

Do you know what it says?

Rx 2

Adrienne Janke, PharmD, at CVS Pharmacy in Carmel, Indiana, and her technician, Jenny, had to call the prescriber to clarify this prescription.

Can you read what it says?

Rx 3

Richard Sottosant, RPh, of CVS Pharmacy in New York, New York, needed help to figure out this looping script.

Can you figure out this Rx?

Rx 4

Wendell Howell, RPh, and Joni McBryant, CPhT, of Rochelle Drug & Gift in Rochelle, Georgia, asked the prescriber’s nurse to help them figure out this script. Luckily, the prescribing physician was there to clarify.

Can you figure it out?


Rx 1: Claritin 10 mg, #30—take 1 tablet daily

Rx 2: Tussionex 5 mL by mouth twice a day for 5 days, #50 mL

Rx 3: Zithromycin 250 mg #1 (Z-Pak), take as directed

Rx 4: Myrtex cream, 30 g, apply twice daily for 2 weeks

Read the answers

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Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to us at 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 telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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