PARTS of PRESCRIPTIONS
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- Pharmacist cannot fill prescription without date.
- Usually expires after 1 year.
Physician's Name, Address, Tel#, & Fax#
It's preprinted on the the prescription.
Patient's Name & Address
Important for insurance billing & in properly dispensing the medication.
Needs for double-checking.
Rx symbol: Latin for recipe & means "take"
- Name of drug & dosage
- Example: 250 mg po tid
- Directions to pharmacist.
- Use BOTH numbers & letters.
- Example: #30 (thirty)
Name of medication.
Number of times medication can be filled.
Prescription cannot be filled without a pahrmacist's signature.
Must show on prescription for a controlled drug.
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