Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2018)

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2018 Cough, Cold, & Flu
Volume 84
Issue 11

Can you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Stephen Shelton, PharmD, and Callie Chandler, CPhT, of Pharmacy Services of Winnfield in Winnfield, Louisiana, had to use various clues to figure out what this prescription says. Can you read it?

Rx 2: Pharmacist Vaishali Rawani and Pharmacy Technician Victoria Worthington were stumped by this scribbled prescription. Can you read it?

ANSWERSRx 1: Nexium 2.5 mg packets, 2.5 mg by mouth twice a day for one month

Rx 2: Relafen 750 mg #60 1 bid, refill × 3

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, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

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