Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesOctober 2012 Diabetes
Volume 79
Issue 10

Sam Brian, Jr, RPh, could not make heads or tails of this messy script, which arrived in a stack of equally illegible prescriptions at Court House Pharmacy in Winnfield, Louisiana. A call to the physician’s office cleared things up for Sam.

Do you know what the prescription says?

Rx 2

The writing on this prescription slip looked more like hieroglyphics than handwriting to Nick Simone, RPh, of Bonus Drug & Surgical in Astoria, New York. He was unable to fill the prescription until he spoke with the physician directly.

Can you read it?


Rx 1: Flexeril Tab 5 mg--#100, take 1 every 6 hours as needed for muscle spasms, no refill. Neurontin 400 mg--#100, take 1 by mouth 3 times daily for pain, no refill.

Rx 2: Promethazine with codeine--#120mL, take 1 teaspoonful 4 times daily.

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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