Can You Read These Rxs? (May 2016)

Pharmacy TimesMay 2016 Skin & Eye Health
Volume 82
Issue 5

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1

Dony Varghese at Naryana Hrudhalya Hospital in Bangalore, India, was not pleased to see this poorly written prescription.

Can you decipher it?

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


Rx 1: Aldactone 25 mg

Rx 2: Ocean nasal q 6 hours × 7 days 2; triple antibiotic ointment apply inside nostril q 8 hr × 2 days

Read the answers

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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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