Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy TimesMarch 2019 Respiratory
Volume 85
Issue 3

Can you figure out what these prescriptions say?

Rx 1: Jessica D’Silva, who is a pharmacy manager in Florida recently wrote us about this “painful script” that she recently received at her pharmacy. Can you read it?

Rx 2: Adrienne 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?


Rx 1: Tizanidine 2mg, # 21, i po q 8h x 7 days

Rx 2: Tussionex 5 mL by mouth twice a day for 5 days, #50 mL

Submit Your Illegible Prescriptions!

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

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