Can You Read These Rxs? (February 2018)

Pharmacy TimesFebruary 2018 Infectious Disease
Volume 84
Issue 2

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Ira Green, RPh, at CVS Pharmacy in Washingtonville, New York, was stumped by this prescription.

Do you know what it says?

Rx 2

Despite her talent for reading bad handwriting, pharmacy technician Morgan Smith needed help reading this prescription that came in during her shift at Publix Pharmacy in Newberry, Florida.

Can you read this Rx?


Rx 1: Claritin 10 mg, #30—take 1 tablet daily

RX 2: Phenergan with codeine syrup, #240 mL, 1 tsp by mouth 3 times daily

Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via e-mail, 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 e-mail scanned Rxs to, fax them to 609-257-0701, or mail them to Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times®, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

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