Can You Read These Rxs? (January 2018)
Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?
Amber Hughes, CPhT, of Nortonville Pharmacy in Nortonville, Kentucky, was stumped by this prescription.
Can you decipher it?
Pharmacy Technician Mark Gilman of Walgreens Pharmacy in Raleigh, North Carolina, couldn’t begin to guess what this prescription said.
Can you read it?
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 email@example.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.