Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times
Volume 75
Issue 12

When staff pharmacist Marie Barone, RPh, at the Shop Rite Pharmacy in Jackson, New Jersey, received this prescription, she could not seem to decipher its meaning. With some help, she was able to determine the drug being prescribed. Do you know what it is?

Amanda Lowe, CPhT, of CarePlus Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina, found herself completely baffled by this prescription. She consulted 4 different pharmacists, none of whom could make any sense of the illegible handwriting. The nurse at the prescriber’s office was finally able to clarify it. Can you read the prescription?


Rx 1: Viagra 50 mg, #20, take as directed

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

Read the answers

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Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to Pharmacy Times. Along with a clean photocopy of the prescription itself, your submission must include: (1) the name of your institution and its location; (2) your name and title (PharmD, RPh, Pharm Tech); (3) the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and (4) your telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Attention: Jessica A. Smith, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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