Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, May 2014 Skin & Eye Health, Volume 80, Issue 5

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

Rx 1

Pharmacy Technician Amanda Perge of Walgreens Pharmacy in Ravenna, Ohio, was stumped by this hurried prescription. A call to the prescriber’s office cleared it up.

Can you read this Rx?

Rx 2

The patient who brought this script to Cecil Shern, RPh, owner of Cecil’s Pharmacy in Lehi, Utah, couldn’t provide any clues about its contents. Luckily, the physician’s nurse cleared up the confusion.

Can you guess what this Rx says?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Medrol Dose Pack #1, take as directed

Rx 2: Decadron 3 mg, 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day

Read the answers

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