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what is prescription
verbal, written or electronic order for a drug issused by. a properly licensed and authorized health care practitioner
how are drugs classified legally?
into two groups-
drugs to be obtained w/ valid rxs (also called legend drugs)
over the counter drugs
mention the important roles of pharmacist?
responsible for dispensing--
-perfomr assessment of pts meds
give drug therapy review service - medication therapy management
they employ a drug use evaluation process
what are the various parts of a prescription?
name and address
rx symbol (superscription_)
directions(signa or singnatura)
prescribers signature, address and info
what are the parameters to be included for a pediatric patient in a prescription?
height, weight, age, adn lab data
why. is the date on the prescription critical?
a delay in. presenting rx to pharmacist may require communication
what is the significance of superscription?
ancient symbol means "take thou" and healing or something
what does inscription and subscription contain?
contains name of the drug(brand or generic)
concentrations and dosage units
formulation(solution, ointment, capsule)
dispensing directions written to pharmacists
what is the significance of signatura?
specific directions to the pts about how to use the prescription properly
give the meaning of the following rx abbreviations:
what information does the prescription label contain?
name and strength of drug
manufacturers expiration date
specific designation of the number of authorized refills
what are the common prescription types? which prescription is preferred for reducing medication errors?
written or printed, telephoned, faxed, or electronic
electronic rx are preferred
why should vague instructions such as prn be avoided in a prescription?
can cause overdose or underdose both of which have the potential to produce adverse health consequences
what is teh significance of mentioning the authorized refills in a prescription?
due to potential for serious adverse effects with prolonged use
refill=prn or ab lib. are no bueno dont use those
identify the controlled substances and the basis of their classification?
chemicals in illicit production of controlled substantces
classified based on:
potential for abuse or addiction
mention the drugs classified uneer schedule II? what is the abuse potential for these drugs?
oxycodone with acetaminophen
high abuse and dependency potential
what is the. significance of a DEA number in the prescription of a controlled substance?
must be. handwritten to indicate that drugs are covered under the controlled substances act
mention 5 key factors associated with patient noncompliance
aka therapeutic nonadherence
duration of therapy
too many drugs in regimen
interfere with daily routine
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