Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, April 2013 Allergy & Asthma, Volume 79, Issue 4

Rx 1

When Jennifer Parrish, PharmD, pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Pennsylvania, received this prescription, she and her staff were stumped. A call to the prescribing physician’s office provided the necessary clarification.

Can you figure it out?

Rx 2

Lisa Chamblee, PharmD, and pharmacist tech Cassie Yeakley, needed some help interpreting this prescription that was brought in to Laws Drug Store in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Can you read this Rx?

Rx 3

When Leslie Chaplin, CphT, pharmacy manager at Pharmacy Express, received this prescription, she knew that additional investigation would be required to decipher these details.

Can you guess what is written?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: The Rx is for 2 sisters, H—— and S——. Elixir of decadron 90 cc—H—— is to take 0.75 tsp three times a day for 6 days and S—— is to take 1 tsp three times a day for six days.

Rx 2:

  • Doxazosin 4 mg #30—take 1 tablet every evening
  • Ambien 10 mg #30—take one tablet by mouth at bedtime
  • Hydrocodone 10/325 #120—take one by mouth up to four times a day
  • Oxycodone 15 #75—1 tablet up to 3 times a day
  • Klonopin 2.0 #30—1 tablet by mouth at bedtime
  • Levothyroxine 25 mcg #30—1 tablet by mouth once a day Baclofen 10 mg #90&mdash;one tablet up to 3 times a day Rx 3: Novolog 10 Sig check blood sugar before meals and at bedtime give 2 units for BS>160, 4U>220, 6U>250, 8U>300, 10U>350, 12U>390, 14U>440 Glucogon injection kit sig: 1 cc im prn bs<55 and pt unconscious or unable to take by mouth Synthroid 100 mcg #30 sig: take by mouth 1 a.m. for low thyroid ASA EC 81 mg #30 sig: 1 by mouth tab daily to prevent heart attack Avodart 0.5 mg #30 Sig: 1 by mouth at bedtime for prostate enlargement Zetia 10 mg #30 Sig: 1 by mouth at bedtime for high cholesterol Zelnorm 6 mg #60 Sig: 1 by mouth at breakfast for stomach Bupropion 75 mg #60 Sig: 1 by mouth with breakfast and lunch Hydralazine 50 mg #120 Sig: 1 by mouth with breakfast and lunch (qid) PhosLo 667 mg Sig: 2 by mouth 3 times daily with meals (#180) Bisoprolol 5 mg #30 Sig: ½ twice daily for heart Imdur 30 mg #30 Sig: 1 by mouth at bedtime for heart Lantus insulin 10 Sig 18 units first meal of the day Prilosec 20 mg #60 Sig: 1 by mouth a half-hour before breakfast and bedtime Mupirocin ointment 30 gr Sig: apply to foot ulcers three times a day after cleaning with half-strength peroxide Metronidazole 250 mg #24 Sig: 1 by mouth 3 times daily with meals Lidoderm patches #60 Sig: 2 to lower back 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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