Can You Read These Rxs? (July 2016)

Pharmacy TimesJuly 2016 Digestive Health
Volume 82
Issue 7

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Pharmacist Michelle Kwan and Pharmacy Technician Jeannie at Shoppers Pharmacy in Franconia, Virginia, were stumped by this prescription.

Can you decipher it?

Rx 2Pharmacy Technician Elaine Sapunarich at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saugerties, New York, didn’t have a clue as to what this prescription said.Can you read it?


Rx 1: Phenylephrine 2.5% eye ophthalmic solution #1 bottle; one drop in the right eye on the morning of surgery

Rx 2: Oxycodone 10 mg; 1 tablet 3 times daily; 90 count

Read the answers

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