Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2012 Cough & Cold
Volume 78
Issue 11

Rx 1

When this prescription came in to Schnucks Pharmacy #198 in Florissant, Missouri, pharmacist Lakita JohnsonHolmes, PharmD, tried her best to decipher it. Her best effort foiled, she had to get verification.

Can you guess what it says?

Rx 2

Pharmacy Manager Khanh Pham and Senior Pharmacy Technicians Katy McGroarty and Joseph Palang of Walgreens Pharmacy #6310 in Las Vegas, Nevada, all tried to interpret this cramped writing. To clarify the drug and directions, they finally had to call the prescriber’s office.

Can you read this Rx?

ANSWERS

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

Rx 2: Ambien 10 mg, #30, 1 tablet by mouth at bedtime as needed for insomnia

Read the answers

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