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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