Can You Read These Rxs? (January 2016)

Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2016 The Aging Population
Volume 82
Issue 1

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Shiela Narayan, RPh; Christina Tucker, CPhT; and Perry Chu, RPh, of Sav-on Pharmacy in Las Vegas could not read everything on this prescription.

Can you guess what it says?

Rx 2

Of this prescription, Pharmacist Beth Wille of County Market Pharmacy in Springfield, Illinois, wrote, “The script says Gabapentin 200 mg PO QHS, but I was unsure what followed the directions, so I called the doctor’s office.”

Can you decipher the last part?


Rx 1: Motrin 600 mg PO #40 q 8 prn; Soma 350 mg PO qhs prn #30

Rx 2: A 30-day supply

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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