The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Prescriptions and Medication Orders

Laboratory Procedures

I. Interpret each of the following signa and translate into English as they would appear on a prescription label.

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1. gtts. ii a.u. b.i.d. 

2. ung. p.a.a. q12h

3. caps ii stat, then 1 q6h a.t.c.

4. 1 supp p.r. q6h prn N & V

5. tabs i q.i.d., 1/2 hr a.c. and h.s.

6. 2 tsp. pulv ex aq p.o. t.i.d., p.c.

7. tab i ss h.s., p.r.n. sleep. Non rep.

8. tab i q.o.d. in am

9. gtts i o.d. q.d.

10. 4 tbls. in O aq. dist.; gargle 1 f oz. q4h


II. Translate each of the following subscriptions into English.

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11. M. et. div. caps No. L

12. M. Ft. elix.; disp O.

13. M. Ft. sol.; disp ss cong.

14. M. et. ft. charts No. XL

15. Ft. supp. rect.; disp # xiv


III. Answer the following questions based on the prescription which preceeds them.

                 Jacquelyn Hyde, MD        RX #51101
                 123 Upendown Rd.
                 Nowhere, NC  27000
Phone:  555-1234                        DEA # AH0079411

Name:  Dan D. Lyon                      Date:   Today 

Address: 123 Jackla Lane                Phone: 555-5678

Rx
      Acetaminophen           0.650
      Codeine phosphate       0.030
 
      M.FT. D.T.D. caps #20
      Sig: i q4-6h prn pain
      Refills: none
 
                                                      

   Product selection permitted     Dispense as written

16. How much acetaminophen (in mg.) is contained in each capsule?

17. How many grams of codeine phosphate are needed to prepare the entire prescription?

                   Jacquelyn Hyde, MD         RX  #51102
                   123 Upendown Rd.
                   Nowhere, NC  27000
Phone:  555-1234                            DEA # AH0079411

Name:  Dan D. Lyon, Jr.                  Date:   Today 

Address: 123 Jackla Lane                 Phone:  555-5678

Rx
        Acetaminophen           780 mg
        Codeine phosphate         30 mg
        Lactose q.s.            2000 mg
          
        M. FT.  caps #12
        Sig: i q6h prn pain 
        Refills: 5 

                                                       

   Product selection permitted      Dispense as written

18. How many mg. of Acetaminophen and Codeine phosphate are contained in each capsule?

19. If the patient follows the directions given, what is the soonest that the patient should return for a refill of the prescription?

20. Type an appropriate label for the prescription above and attach below. (This is a class III controlled substance, don't forget the required auxiliary label.

                Jacquelyn Hyde, MD       RX #51103
                123 Upendown Rd.
                Nowhere, NC  27000
Phone:  555-1234                      DEA # AH0079411

Name:  Dan D. Lyon, Jr.                 Date:   Today 

Address: 123 Jackla Lane                Phone:  555-5678

Rx
     Hydrocortisone cream

     Sig: apply to face b.i.d. after cleansing

     Refills: 3

                                                      

  Product selection permitted      Dispense as written

21. What information is missing from the preceding prescription?

22. What auxiliary label(s) would you attach to the completed product?