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The Pharmaceutical Agent Order. Prescription. An oral or written record of a physician’s order to pharmacist to dispense medication to patient. Components of a Prescription – Written Form. prescriber’s name and title (MD, DDS, DMD, DO, etc.) prescriber’s office address

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prescription
Prescription
  • An oral or written record of a physician’s order to pharmacist to dispense medication to patient.
components of a prescription written form
Components of a Prescription – Written Form
  • prescriber’s name and title (MD, DDS, DMD, DO, etc.)
  • prescriber’s office address
  • prescriber’s phone number
  • patient’s name and address
  • patient’s age
  • date on which prescription was written
  • Superscription, or the letters Rx – Latin for recipe or “take thou”
  • Inscription, the actual body of the prescription indicating the drug name, strength and dosage form
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Components of a Prescription – Written Form
  • Signature, not to be confused with the prescriber’s signed name; clearly written and understandable instructions
  • Subscription, the quantity of the drug to be dispensed to the patient
  • refill instructions
  • prescriber’s signature
  • prescriber’s DEA number
physician s order
Physician’s Order
  • Form to order medication for the hospitalized patient
components of a physician s order
Components of a Physician’s Order
  • Patient’s Name and hospital number
  • patient’s room or ward location
  • attending physician
  • patient’s date of birth
  • allergies or sensitivities to drugs, foods, and other substances
  • Diagnosis
  • date of admission
  • patient’s condition
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Components of a Physician’s Order
  • Services to be performed(i.e. tests, activities, diet, etc.)
  • medications ordered
  • strength of each medication ordered
  • dosage form specified to avoid any questions regarding the form to be administered – most drugs come prepared in more than one dosage form; patient’s condition often determines route of administration
  • directions for use or frequency of administration for each drug nurse’s or physician’s signature with date and time of entry on the physician’s order.
oral prescriptions
Oral Prescriptions
  • Phoned in – usually done by a prescriber known to pharmacists. Not applicable to schedule II drugs.
components of an oral prescription
Components of an Oral Prescription
  • Doctor’s name
  • Doctor’s phone number
  • Patient’s name
  • Patient’s address
  • Patient’s phone number
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Components of an Oral Prescription
  • DEA number
  • Name of drug
  • Quantity of drug
  • Directions
  • Refill instructions
prescription label
Prescription Label
  • An identification label placed on the outside of the bottle.
components of a prescription label
Components of a Prescription Label
  • a prescription serial number (referred to as the RX number) and the date the prescription was filled
  • the patient’s full name
  • clearly typed (or printed) instructions for taking the medication
  • the first word of he directions should infer the route of administration
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Components of a Prescription Label
  • name of the drug (labeling), unless specifically requested by prescriber not to label
  • pharmacist’s initials and initials of the tech preparing the drug for dispensing
  • prescriber’s name
  • drug’s expiration date (usually can be obtained from stock bottle, except in case of freshly reconstituted medication according to manufacturer’s recommendation
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Components of a Prescription Label
  • number of refills left available, if any, or no refills, if none
  • additional labels, “strip labels”, accessory labels, informing patient of particular way to take medication assuring optimal effect