Can You Read These Rxs? (August 2019)

Pharmacy TimesAugust 2019 Back to School
Volume 85
Issue 8

Can 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 2: Pharmacy 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.

Submit Your Illegible Prescriptions!

Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via email, fax, and 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 email scanned Rxs to, fax them to 609-257-0701, or mail them to Painful Scripts, Pharmacy Times®, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

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