Can You Read These Rxs? (April 2016)

Pharmacy TimesApril 2016 Respiratory Health
Volume 82
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.

Can you read it?

Rx 2Pharmacy 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

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