Can You Read These Rxs? (August 2016)

Pharmacy TimesAugust 2016 Pain Awareness
Volume 82
Issue 8

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Pharmacist Michelle Kwan and Pharmacy Technician Jeannie at Shoppers Pharmacy in Franconia, Virginia, were perplexed by this scribbled prescription.

Can you read it?

Rx 2Pharmacy Manager Linda Wessel, RPh, of Trinity Retail Pharmacy in Moline, Illinois, was stumped by this quickly scribbled prescription.Can you decipher it?


Rx 1: Diclofenac 0.1% eye ophthalmic solution #5 ml; one drop in right eye 4 times a day.

Rx 2: Albuterol HFH Inhaler #1. 1 puff qid PRN.

Read the answers

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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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