Can You Read These Rxs? (July 2018)

Pharmacy Times, July 2018 Digestive Health, Volume 84, Issue 7

Can you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Pharmacist Cecelia Tillman, PharmD, of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in Rockville, Maryland, had to call the patient’s doctor to verify this prescription. Can you decipher it?

Rx 2: Matthew Balish, PharmD, a pharmacist at Pemberton Pharmacy in Salisbury, Maryland, needed a minute to figure out what these 3 prescriptions were for. How many can you read?

ANSWERSRx 1: Medrol Dosepak 4 mg, 1 pack, take as directed.

Rx 2: Fluoxetine 40 mg, 1 capsule at bedtime for 30 days, 4 refills; trazodone 100 mg, 1 tablet at bedtime for 30 days, 4 refills; doxepin 25 mg, 1 capsule at bedtime for 30 days, 4 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.