Interactives: Can You Read? (March 2020)

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2020
Volume 88
Issue 3

Can you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1: Pharmacist Omar Sakkal at Pasadena Medical Plaza Pharmacy in Pasadena, Texas, was stumped by every item on this prescription. Can you read it?

A: Amoxicillin 500mg 1 TID x10 d Cortisporin Otic drops 1 to 2 gtt left ear tid #1 WHF book (World's Healthiest Foods - guide)

Rx 2: Adrenne Janke, PharmD, at CVS Pharmacy in Carmel, Indiana, and her technician, Jenny, had to call the prescriber to clarify this prescription. Can you read what it says?

A: Tussionex 5 mL by mouth twice a day for 5 days, #50 mL

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?, Pharmacy Times®, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ, 08512.

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