Can You Read These Rxs? (June 2016)

Pharmacy TimesJune 2016 Women's Health
Volume 82
Issue 6

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Pharmacist Michelle Kwan and Pharmacy Technician Jeannie at Shoppers Pharmacy in Franconia, Virginia, couldn’t read most of this prescription.

Can you read it?

Rx 2Pharmacist Sara Malek at CVS Pharmacy in Dearborn, Michigan, was baffled by this prescription.Do you know what it says?


Rx 1: Tropicamide 1% eye ophthalmic solution #5 ml; one drop in the right eye on the morning of surgery

Rx 2: Qvar 2 puffs twice daily × 4 wks; Ventolin MDI 2 puffs q 6 hrs as needed × 4 wks; Tylenol 500 mg q 6 hrs × 10 days; Z pak 2 tabs day 1, then 1 tab daily × 4 days

Read the answers

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