Can You Read These Rxs? (September 2015)

Pharmacy TimesSeptember 2015 Specialty Pharmacy
Volume 81
Issue 9

Can you you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Walgreens Pharmacy Manager Joshua Montney, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, in Ennis, Texas, was stumped by this list of prescriptions.

Can you decipher anything in it?

Rx 2

This prescription was a mystery to the staff at CarePlus Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. After 4 pharmacists and technician Amanda Lowe, CPhT, could not figure it out, a nurse at the prescriber’s office finally helped.

Can you read the prescription?


Rx 1: 1) Relafen 500 mg tablets: Take 2 tablets PO twice daily #120; 2) Zanaflex 4 mg tablets: Take 2 tablets PO 3 times daily as needed #180; 3) Cymbalta 60 mg capsules: Take 1 capsule PO twice daily #60; 4) Tramadol 50 mg tablets: Take 2 tablets PO 3 times daily as needed #180; 5) Neurontin 600 mg tablets: Take 2 tablets PO 3 times daily as needed #180

Rx 2: Lasix 40 mg, # 60, 1 pill alternating 1 and ½ pill.

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 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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