Can You Read These Rxs? (March 2015)

Pharmacy Times, March 2015 Central Nervous System, Volume 81, Issue 3

Can you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

When Mayer Maltz, RPh, at New Utrecht Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York, saw this prescription, he was stumped. A call to the prescribing physician helped clear it up.

Rx 2

Adrienne Janke, PharmD, at CVS Pharmacy in Carmel, Indiana, and her technician, Jenny, had to call the prescriber to clarify this prescription.

Can you read what it says?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Namenda 10 mg—take 1 tablet by mouth at bedtime #60

Rx 2: Tussionex 5 mL by mouth twice a day for 5 days, #50 mL

Read the answers

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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