Can You Read These Rxs? (January 2017)

Pharmacy Times, January 2017 Oncology, Volume 83, Issue 1

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Amber Hughes, CPhT, of Nortonville Pharmacy in Nortonville, Kentucky, was stumped by this prescription.

Can you decipher it?

Rx 2Pharmacy Technician Mark Gilman of Walgreens Pharmacy in Raleigh, North Carolina, couldn’t begin to guess what this prescription said.Can you read it?

SEE THE ANSWERS ON PAGE 2.ANSWERS

Rx 1: This turned out to be an order for a tb skin test.

Rx 2: Nebulizer #1, use 3 to 4 times daily PRN; Xopenex 1.25 mg/3-mL solution #1 box, use 1 vial via nebulizer TID PRN, 3 refills

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, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.