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?