Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2019)

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2019
Volume 85
Issue 11

Can you read these befuddling Rxs?

Rx 1: Pharmacy Technician Jeri Wilson of Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Blue Springs, Missouri, had some trouble deciphering this prescription. Can you figure it out?

A: Ropinole (Ropinirole) 0.5 mg, 1 bid and 2 hs (at bedtime)

Rx 2: Pharmacist Vaishali Rawani and Pharmacy Technician Victoria Worthington were stumped by this scribbled prescription. Can you read it?

A: Suboxone 8/2 mg film #16, 1 film sublingually twice daily

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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