Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2015)

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2015 Cough, Cold, & Flu
Volume 81
Issue 11

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Pharmacy Tech Tiffany Mitchell of Bryan Pharmacy in Enterprise, Alabama, was flummoxed by this prescription.

Can you figure it out?

Rx 2

Pharmacist Kellie Thierman of Rite Aid in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, had to stare at this prescription a long time before deciphering it.

Can you figure it out?


Rx 1: Ultram 50 mg #60, 1 PO q 4 hours PRN

Rx 2: Lactulose 30 cc BID PRN constipation 24 oz

Read the answers


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; 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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