What is the best method to calculate this quantity? Capsule Titration

1 cap PO TID for 7 days, 2 caps PO TID for 7 days and 3 caps TID as tolerated. 3 months and 3 Repeats.

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Jan 28, 2021
Some Pharmacy Software Programs allow for a "Split" prescription...
by: David

The best method to calculate this quantity is dependent on what your pharmacy software will allow. In some prescription software programs I have used, they allowed me to enter a "split" prescription. In this case, I would enter "1 cap PO TID x7, 2 caps PO TID x7, and 3 caps PO TID as tolerated" then insert a "+" and then type out "3 caps PO TID as tolerated". What this particular software did was generate the first part of the sig on today's label only. Then, subsequent fills would be generated from the second part (after the "+" sign.) In this case, we would enter the days supply twice, first entered as a quantity of 63 pills for a 14 days supply, and then after the prescription label is generated, you would have to remember to go back into the prescription in the software and change the days supply to 30 or 90 or whatever you are wanting to do.
Perhaps techs using other order entry and filling software can share what they do when they get these types of titration prescriptions?
Thank you very much for your question!

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