Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesDecember 2013 Heart Health
Volume 79
Issue 12

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

Amanda, a pharmacy technician at Walgreens in Ravenna, Ohio, was stumped by this prescription.

Can you decipher it?

Rx 2

Carol Cowden, PharmD, RPh, at Acme Savon Pharmacy in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, didn’t want to hazard a guess as to what this prescription says.

What’s your guess?

Rx 3

This script perplexed Michele Pallotta, RPh, of Rite Aid Pharmacy in Schenectady, New York. She couldn’t proceed with dispensing until the physician’s office returned her call.

Do you know what it says?

Rx 4

Hakan Ulus, RPh, of Oxford Circle Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received this script from a patient who needed a muscle relaxer. Ulus’ first guess was Xanax, but a call to the physician provided a different answer.

Can you guess this Rx?


Rx 1: Mycostat cream 1 tube, Apply AA BID for 2 weeks

Rx 2: Pneumovax as instructed

Rx 3: Clonidine 0.1 mg, #60, 2 at bedtime

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

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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