Can You Read These Rxs? (June 2015)

Pharmacy TimesJune 2015 Women's Health
Volume 81
Issue 6

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Pharmacy Technician Artin Hartounan at Western Drug Pharmacy in Glendale, California, was stumped by this prescription.

Can you read it?

Rx 2

Marie Barone, RPh, of Shoprite Pharmacy in Jackson, New Jersey, must have thought she was reading a different language when she saw this script. A follow-up with the prescriber produced a clear translation.

Can you guess what this Rx says?


Rx 1: Compazine 5 mg tablets. 1 tablet every 8 hours prn

Rx 2: Minocin 100 mg QD #30; Cutivate cream apply QD 30 g

Read the answers


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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