Can You Read These Rxs? (July 2015)

Pharmacy Times, July 2015 Digestive Health, Volume 81, Issue 7

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

When Michael Webb, RPh, pharmacy manager at Acme Pharmacy in Willingboro, New Jersey, saw this difficult- to-decipher prescription and was told by the patient, “It’s for cough,” the mystery deepened. A call to the prescriber was necessary for clarification.

Can you figure it out?

Rx 2

When a patient dropped off this prescription, Terri Bigelow, senior technician, and Jay Mitchell, PharmD, pondered the writing a long time before hearing from the physician that this was not an order for a drug at all!

Do you know what it says?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Famotidine 40 mg 1 by mouth daily #30 for GERD-induced cough.

Rx 2: Minocin 100 mg QD #30; Bone Density Scan. Dx: Osteopenia.

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CAN YOU READ THESE RXS?

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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