Can You Read These Rxs? (April 2015)

Pharmacy TimesApril 2015 Respiratory Health
Volume 81
Issue 4

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

This prescription was submitted by Michael Contreras, a 2018 PharmD candidate at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy (UIW FSOP) in San Antonio, Texas. This prescription took more than 2 years to write with specific ingredients and directions for only 1 woman—Brittany Rodriguez, a 2015 PharmD candidate also at UIW FSOP. Michael said that filling this prescription will complete his life.

Rx 2

Pharmacy technician Autumn Smith at University Commons Pharmacy in South Bend, Indiana, was surprised by the obvious error in this e-script.

Do you know what it should say?


Rx 1: Will you marry me? (See her response!

Rx 2: It should say “Teaspoons” instead of “Tampon.”

Read the answers


Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via e-mail and fax as well as regular mail! Submissions must include a clean photocopy or scanned image of the Rx; your institution’s name and location; your name and title; the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and your phone number. You can e-mail scanned Rxs to kmckay@pharmacytimes .com; fax them to 609-257-0701; or mail them to Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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