Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2014)
Lisa Brown, PharmD, of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River in Patuxent River, Maryland, said the following about this Rx: “This is what happens when a cardiologist steps outside of his practice and tries to ‘help’ a patient.” After consulting with several references and coworkers, Dr. Brown called the prescriber’s office for clarification.
Can you guess what drug this Rx is referring to?
Justine Justiniano, the manager of Village Chemists in East Setauket, New York, was stumped by this Rx.
Can you read this one?
Rx 1: Boniva 150 mg PO monthly
Rx 2: Xanax 0.5 mg; 1 pill by mouth 4 times a day as needed .
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; your name and title; the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and your phone number. You can email scanned Rxs to email@example.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