Can You Read These Rxs? (December 2015)

Pharmacy TimesDecember 2015 Heart Health
Volume 81
Issue 12

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Adrián Røbles, CPhT, and other staff at a CVS Health in Santa Ana, California, were stumped by this poorly written prescription.

Can you decipher it?

Rx 2

Shiela Narayan, RPh; Christina Tucker, CPhT; and Perry Chu, RPh, of Sav-on Pharmacy in Las Vegas were completely perplexed by this strangelooking prescription.

Can you guess what it says?


Rx 1: Synthroid 100 mcg 1 qd

Rx 2: Levaquin 500 mg, PO qd × 10 days #10

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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