Can You Read These Rxs? (January 2018)

Pharmacy Times, January 2018 Oncology, Volume 84, 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 2

Pharmacy Technician Mark Gilman of Walgreens Pharmacy in Raleigh, North Carolina, couldn’t begin to guess what this prescription said.

Can you read it?

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 rmarotta@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.