Can You Read These Rxs? (August 2015)

Pharmacy TimesAugust 2015 Pain Awareness
Volume 81
Issue 8

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Pharmacy technician Teresa Caskey at Wilson Bearden Pharmacy in Magnolia, Arkansas, was perplexed by this prescription.

Can you decipher it?

Rx 2

Sandy, RPh, a pharmacist at Villa Park Pharmacy in Villa Park, California, couldn’t believe the handwriting on this prescription.

Can you figure out what it says?


Rx 1: Gabapentin 300 mg, 1 PO TID, #90, one refill.

Rx 2: Prednisone 5 mg, #60, 2 PO BID with food for 15 days.

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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