Can You Read These Rxs? (January 2020)

Pharmacy TimesJanuary 2020
Volume 86
Issue 1

Can you read these confusing Rxs?

Rx 1: Shiela Narayan, RPh; Christina Tucker, CPhT; and Perry Chu, RPh, of Sav-on Pharmacy in Las Vegas, Nevada, could not read everything on this prescription. Can you guess what it says?

A: Motrin 600 mg PO #40 q 8 prn; Soma 350 mg PO qhs prn #30

Rx 2: Of this prescription, Pharmacist Beth Wille of County Market Pharmacy in Springfield, Illinois, wrote, "The script says Gabapentin 200 mg PO QHS, but I was unsure what followed the directions, so I called the doctor's office." Can you decipher the last part?

A: A 30-day supply

Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via email, fax, and 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 email 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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