Can You Read These Rxs? (March 2016)

Pharmacy Times, March 2016 Central Nervous System, Volume 82, Issue 3

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Pharmacist Omar Sakkal at Pasadena Medical Plaza Pharmacy in Pasadena, Texas, was stumped by every item on this prescription.

Can you read it?

Rx 2Adrienne 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: Amoxicillin 500mg 1 TID x10 d; Cortispoin Otic drops 1 to 2 gtt left ear tid #1; WHF book (World’s Healthiest Foods - guide)

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

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