E-Script errors

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Valtrex
Valtrex

This one isn't too harmful, just a little funny. The prescription specifies to continue the medication for 30 YEARS!

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Lantus
Lantus

Maybe this patient works 3rd shift. Maybe that's why breakfast is at night time. Still not sure what that has to do with the bowel movement.

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Viagra
Viagra

Well, there's one way to lower expectations of efficacy!

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Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone

When clarified by pharmacist, they intended "5 tablets by mouth as a one-time single dose".

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Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen

Well...just how exactly does that work?

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Loratadine
Loratadine

"Intrathecal" is a medical term for injecting something into the spinal fluid. Yikes!

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Glipizide
Glipizide

Must have been prescribed for a hobbit. Second breakfast sounds great though!

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77
77

Another one of these! "77.143 tablets" is going to be a definite challenge to measure.

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Methotrexate
Methotrexate

THIS is the scariest one of all these images. This could easily be deadly if the patient followed these instructions - and the pharmacist who sent it in said it was NOT caught until a refill. So the patient did receive at least one bottle labeled this way.

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1000
1000

That's gonna hurt!

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Augmentin
Augmentin

Please don't put tablets in your eyes.

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72 years
72 years

Another humorous one - they meant in 72 hours.

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Mystery Medicine
Mystery Medicine

Just pick something!

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Chantix
Chantix

This prescriber gives up fighting with the system and just manually sends instructions. While appreciated, it will require human intervention.

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Amoxicillin
Amoxicillin

How does that math work??

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Zpak? or Pred taper?
Zpak? or Pred taper?

The medication ordered does not match the instructions or dosing regimen given. The instructions given are typical for another drug. But which is wrong? The drug name? Or the instructions?

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Vitamin D
Vitamin D

Here we are trying to divvy up capsules into impossible fractions again.

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Vancomycin
Vancomycin

That's a heck of a lot of vanc! They'll be trucking that in from multiple facilities if someone doesn't fix it!

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Viral??
Viral??

The clinical wisdom of prescribing antiBIOTIC for a VIRAL diagnosis is...well, just a travesty.

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Tamsulosin
Tamsulosin

Might as well not even eat the meal! Surely 155 capsules is enough to fill you up!

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Ketoconazole
Ketoconazole

A very unique recipe, but I doubt ketoconazole will make your scallops delicious. It also isn't that great of a medication to take orally, in case you were wondering.

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Ofloxacin
Ofloxacin

Sig salad is what I call this - mixing instructions from two different medications in a way that makes zero sense.

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Lipitor
Lipitor

More sig salad! Topical Lipitor (an oral cholesterol medication) is a totally new one on me!

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50,000
50,000

You just thought 155 capsules was a big meal! Now try 50,000!!!

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