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Mar 17, 2019

1 cap po tid x10/7 days amoxicillin 500mg

Amoxicillin 500 mg 1cap po tid x 10/7

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Mar 15, 2019

I got thirty pills for Vicodin 7.5 my dr wants me to take half a pill in the morning and whole pill at night how long should that last me

I got 30 Vicodin I have to take a half of pill in the morning and whole pill at night how long should my script last me

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Jan 13, 2019

SILICONE RINGS IN A CLEAN ROOM

The USP797 rules state that no jewelry can be worn in the I.V. clean room setting because it wouldn't be sterile. I was wondering if silicone rings would

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Jan 13, 2019

Did my pharmacist violate hips law today

While approaching my pharmacy counter today my pharmacist very loudly said Nicole I found out what was wrong with your suboxane P.A.Your Dr. Office done

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Jan 13, 2019

When can it be refilled? 35 pills, 3 times a day, so it's not even.

35 pills, 3 times a day, so it’s not even. When do I refill?

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Jan 13, 2019

Day Supply: Take 1 tab TID #100

Take 1 Tablet TID, dispense #100 Refills 2 What is the days supply for insurance?

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Jan 13, 2019

IV vs. Oral Medication Pharmacology - Absorption or Metabolism

When a drug is given IV rather than orally, it eliminates the need for what? Absorption or Metabolism?

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Jan 13, 2019

A question about Synthroid Vs. Sintrocid and drug milligrams?

What is the difference in 0.112mg in Synthroid and 100mcg in Sintrocid from Mexico? Would this be the same dosage?

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Jan 13, 2019

Wondering About How Many Percocet Should be in my Bottle?

I had a prescription filled for my #120 Percocet on February 18th, how many of the pills should be in my bottle on March 16th? The directions are for me

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Jan 01, 2019

How Does Nalexone Nasal Spray Help an Overdose Victim?

This page discusses, "How Does Nalexone Nasal Spray Help an Overdose Victim?"

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Jan 01, 2019

Fioricet Script is for 60 pills take 2 every 8 hours How many days supply is that?

I have a script for Firocet. It says take 2 pills every 8 hours. It was written for 60 pills. How many days of supply is it?

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Jan 01, 2019

Is it still a 20 day supply if “as needed” is written?

Percocet 5/325, qty: #60, take 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day as needed for severe pain. Is this a 20 day supply, even though it says, “as needed?” Will

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Jan 01, 2019

Suboxone film take 2 and 1/2 per day given quantity of 70.

How many days will #70 Suboxone Film last at a dose of 2 & 1/2 per day?

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Jan 01, 2019

Diphenhydramine 25mg tablets Days Supply 2 tabs po qid #40

BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) 25MG TABLETS TAKE 2 TABLETS PO QID #40 NEED THE PRACTICE METHOD ON THIS BROKEN DOWN

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Jan 01, 2019

Tresiba 200 units/ml insulin, 60 units sq qd: Days Supply and Quantity Questions

Tresiba 200units/ml 60 units sq qd How many individual pens will be used in 30 days and how many box(es) will be needed for a 30 day supply?

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Jan 01, 2019

How to calculate days supply for testosterone injection, 10m, inject 0.75 'll on every 1st and 15th of the month

How to calculate days supply for testosterone injection, 10ml, inject 0.75 ml on every 1st and 15th of the month

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Jan 01, 2019

Bromfenac(bromday) 0.09%

I am to instill 3 drops into both eyes 3 times a day. Received prescription, of 3 bottles/vials, on 16 Mar 8 and need to know how to figure how long

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Jan 01, 2019

120 ml liquid hydrocodone: 10ml every 8 Hours; How long will it last?

How many days does 120 ml of liquid hydrocodone last? It 10 ml every 8 hours..

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Jan 01, 2019

DUR Rejection Codes

DUR Rejection Codes - Conflict Codes, Professional Service Codes, Result of Service Code, & Level of Effort Field

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Dec 04, 2018

What is day supply take 1 tab on tues and thurs with 30 tabs

What is day supply if I take 1 tablet on Tuesday and Thursday with a quantity of 30 tabs?

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Jul 31, 2018

Medicare Part D

This page answers questions about Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit offered by Medicare. Topics include: Who is eligible? What are some of the Costs? Factors to Consider when choosing a plan, and more.

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Jul 29, 2018

What are some strategies the FDA has implemented, which help prevent medication errors in the pharmacy?

It seems like some of the errors that have been recently made by our pharmacy techs are actually really preventable. Does the FDA do anything about

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Jul 29, 2018

Osmolarity/Hospital Potassium Infusion problem (3 Part Question)

At 3:00 P.M., a pharmacist received an order to add 30 mEq/L of potassium chloride to the already running intravenous fluid for a patient. After checking

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Jul 29, 2018

HOW MANY DAYS EARLY CAN I GET MY XANAX PRESCRIPTION REFILLED ?

My pharmacy tells me I can get it 3 days early but then they wont fill it but 2 days early. Is the law on Xanax 2 or 3 days ?

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Jul 13, 2018

pharmacy technician exam

I am looking for a tutor to help me prepare for the pharmacy technician certification exam. I live in area code 85373. Can anyone recommend a tutor?

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Jul 13, 2018

Bromfenac(bromday) 0.09% When can I get a refill?

I am to instill 3 drops into both eyes 3 times a day. Received prescription, of 3 bottles/vials, on 16 Mar 18 and need to know how to figure how long

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Jul 13, 2018

Is Publicly mentioning the name of the drug the patient is on a HIPPA violation?

If the name of the drug is mentioned in order to further assist the patient with getting them the medication, is this a violation of hipaa?

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Jul 13, 2018

What is a "Root Cause Analysis"? And how does a pharmacy create "healthy safety culture"?

Recently there was a wrong-drug mistake at the pharmacy I'm employed at as a technician. One of my tech friends (who works at a different pharmacy) asked

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Jun 28, 2018

What is the Correct Dosage for Protamine Sulfate After Receiving 3,000 units of Heparin?

The intern sent the following orders down: Mr. Brown, 50 mg protamine sulfate STAT. You check Mr. Brown’s chart, and he received 3,000 units of heparin.

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Apr 10, 2018

Prior Authorization Rejection

This page covers what a Prior Authorization is and why it happens.

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Apr 10, 2018

My 10 yr olds prescription -- Is The Following Situation a HIPPA Violation?

I know someone who is a pharmacy tech. My 10yr.olds medication was called into the pharmacy she works at. Her daughter and my daughters have an on-off

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Apr 10, 2018

My Pharmacy told my mom that I didn't pick up my meds. Is this a Hippa Violation?

My pharmacy told my mom I didn't pick up my meds. Yes, I do have same last name but I have a different address; for all they know, that wasn't my mom.

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Apr 08, 2018

Vitamin Resources

Vitamin Resources - Information about Vitamin A, The B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D.

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Mar 27, 2018

Two HIPPA Questions: Including, Can Pharmacy Techs counsel patients?

under the hippa law can a pharmacist and a pharmacy tech speak about a clients medical record amongs each other and cam pharmacy techs counsel the patient

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Mar 27, 2018

Should pharmacy errors be reported anywhere?

Our pharmacy manager wants us to report any pharmacy error that happens. Why is it important to report errors? Where should we report the errors to?

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Mar 27, 2018

Former employee working for competitor; Enticing former customers to new pharmacy

We had a pharmacy tech resign, then go to work at a grocery/pharmacy - the tech has used PHI to target our patients and entice them to transfer their prescriptions.

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Mar 27, 2018

Wondering how many Percocet I should have left in my bottle?

I got my 120 Percocet Feb 18 how many should be in my bottle March 16 i take 4 a day

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Mar 27, 2018

If my pharmacist states the name of my medication very loudly at pickup, is that a Hippa violation?

Is it a HIPAA violation if a pharmacist says what you are taking very loud so others can hear what you are taking?

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Mar 20, 2018

Liquid Morphine: How many days will my meds last?

I am a post surgical patient I am on liquid morphine 22ml bottle. I’m allowed to take 2ml every 3 hours how many days should by bottle last?

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Mar 20, 2018

1ml inject once a week 10 week supply

how many day supply is it?

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Mar 20, 2018

60 pills 1 tab every 8 hours When can I refill?

When can you refill if you're given 60 tabs. Take 1 every 8 hours

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Mar 20, 2018

HELP PLEASE! How do I find WEEKLY day supply?

How do I figure out a weekly day supply? What is the formula/steps to find the day supply for a med taken WEEKLY? Please help I'm struggling with this!

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Mar 20, 2018

What is the difference between Medicare Part A, Medicare B, Medicare C, and Medicare D?

I'm a new pharmacy tech and I keep getting really confused with Medicare and the different parts of it. What are the differences between the different

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Mar 20, 2018

What is the difference between antiarryhthmics and antithrombotics?

Those two names confuse me. I need to know more about them, and I need to know how they differ from each other. What are the most commonly prescribed

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Mar 20, 2018

What are the different types of antibiotics (or anti-infectives) and what are their therapeutic effects?

My questions are regarding Antibiotics. The pharmacy I work at tends to dispense a lot of them. How does a doctor decide which antibiotic is best? Also,

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Mar 20, 2018

Which drugs make up the "Respiratory Agent" Medication Class?

Also, what are the generic and brand name drugs in the Respiratory Agent Classification of prescriptions? What are the sub-classes of Respiratory Agent

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Mar 20, 2018

How is a medical or pharmacy error defined?

I work at a retail pharmacy, one that probably everyone is familiar with-a major chain pharmacy. We recently had a prescription error get past our pharmacist

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Mar 20, 2018

How does Warfarin work in the body? What is a PT/INR?

A Coumadin Clinic just opened at the hospital across the street from my pharmacy. I am a new pharmacy tech, and I'm now entering a lot of (what seems

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Mar 20, 2018

What are "Theraputic Indexes" and why are they important?

I am trying to better understand what Therapeutic Indexes are, and why they are important. Can you clarify what they are and how each is different? Also,

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