Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, September 2012 Oncology, Volume 79, Issue 9

Rx 1

When Lan Nguyen, PharmD, of Lucky Pharmacy in San Leandro, California, received this Rx, only the numbers were completely legible. A call to the physician revealed that this unclear script was for a fairly common medication, though written in a decidedly uncommon way.

Can you read what it says?

Rx 2

A patient who needed a muscle relaxer presented this prescription to Hakan Ulus, RPh, of Oxford Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ulus’ first thought was Xanax, but a confirmation call to the physician provided a different answer.

Can you guess this Rx?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Warfarin 2 mg, #60, 1 tablet nightly at bedtime

Rx 2: Zanaflex, 2 mg, #180, 1 capsule 4 times a day

Read the answers

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