Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2014 Mental Health
Volume 80
Issue 3

Our latest round-up of barely legible scripts.

Rx 1

Lakita Johnson-Holmes, PharmD, at Schnucks Pharmacy #198 in Florissant, Missouri, did her best to decipher this Rx before having to contact the prescriber to get verification.

Can you decipher what it says?

Rx 2

Khanh Pham, PharmD, and Leanne Radan, certified senior pharmacy tech, of Walgreens in Las Vegas, Nevada, couldn’t figure out this Rx.

Can you guess what is being prescribed?


Rx 1: Toradol 10 mg, 1 tablet 4 times daily as needed, #20

Rx 2: Imitrex injection 6 mg injection pack, dispense: 2 doses

Read the answers

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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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