Retail Pharm Terms

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Rx

Latin word for recipe, meaning take.

Inscription

Medication prescribed, including generic or brand name, strenght, & quantity

Subscription

Instructions for the pharmacist on dispensing the medication

Signa

Directions for the patient to follow

DEA Number

Identifies the prescriber as authorized to prescribe controlled substances

Allergy

Hypersenitivity to a specfic substance

Adverse reaction

Negative consequence from taking a particular drug

Patient profile

Computerized record of patient's prescriptions and relevent information

Medical history

Information about existing conditions, allergies, & adverse drug reactions

Oral dose forms

Tablets, capsules, liquids, syrups, & suspensions

Unit of use

Fixed number of doses in a stock drug container

Dram

Unit of measure for vials

PDR

Physicians Desk Reference; publication containing package inserts

Package insert

Contains information on the approriate use & common side effects of the drug

Description

Chemical & physical composition of the drug

Clinical Pharmacology

Description of how a drug works

Indications

Disease or symptoms the drug is intended to treat

Contraindications

Coexisting diseases or symptoms that increase the risk of taking a drug

Warnings

Potential dangers associated with the use of the drug

Precautions

Special circumstances that require a patient to take extra care

Drug interaction

Identifies the effect of a drug on other drugs

Overdosages

Symptoms & treatment caused by excessive use of a drug

Dose & Administration

Appropriate amount of a drug & any special instructions

How supplied

Dosage form & strengths in which the drug is available

Auxiliary labels

Additional instructions & warnings to the patient about a prescription

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