Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, November 2013 Cough & Cold, Volume 79, Issue 11

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

Rx 1

Lan Nguyen, PharmD, of Lucky Pharmacy in San Leandro, California, could only decipher the numbers in this Rx. A call to the physician revealed that this script was for a fairly common medication, though written in an uncommon way.

Can you read what it says?

Rx 2

The drug name and dosage may not be too difficult to interpret on this Rx, but the scribbled directions puzzled pharmacist Stephen Cilento, RPh, of Bridge Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York.

Do you know what it says?

ANSWERS

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

Rx 2: Erythromycin 500 mg, dispense 20, 1 tab every 12 hours

Read the answers

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