hello guyzz here we will study about prescriptions chapter from diploma in pharmacy second year,here we will clear some important points with simple language so that easy to understand and score good marks in exam.we will aware that provide you all important topics from prescriptions chapter.
Reading and understanding of presciptions
PRESCRIPTION-A prescription is a written order ,from a registered medical practitioner/physician /a dentist/(doctor) containing instructions like mode of administration/(intake) of drug.
Parts of a prescription-
An ideal prescription contain following parts.
superscription is a first part of prescription in which
1. it consist of name, qualification and address,sex of the patient
2.it consist physician name qualification and address for the identity of prescriber/doctor.
3.date helps to judge the time interval of drug administration.
4.it consist of the symbol Rx. R stands for the Latin word recipe meaning “take thou of”
all of this above points are essential in prescription of superscription point .
This is he body of prescription contains official English names and amount of each drug for intake
.first letter of drug should be in a capital.if there is 2 or more drugs it should be in ideal order.
in this doses of drug are also available for patient.doses should be in metric system.
it contains direction for the pharmacist to tell them how drugs are make .like how much ingredient are should used to make in proper portion e.g small quantity of drug for small kids it differs for adults.
in short in this contain procedure and quantity for making of capsules and tablets etc.
in this contain directions for the patient regarding uses of medicines. the directions should be in simple complete and easy to understand by patient. it also contain signature of the doctor /prescriber/physician for to take any narcotic drugs.
occasionally this part is also called as transcription.
the last part signature of physician is necessary for completing prescription.
here are some things should take care while handling the prescription
Handling the prescription
while handling the prescription 1.never show carelessness
2.in hospital prescription should be go in the right hand (who are lot of experienced pharmacist)
3.prescription give in three slips ,one slip to the patient the second is attach to the prescription and third is to the final container .this will ensure identification.
Latin terms used in prescriptions
the following Latin words are specific and limited cause these are important in exams ,that return in exams.
3.Cibos= before meal
4.Cohleare= one table spoonful
5.post cibos= after meal
6.Ante cibos= before meal
8.semi hora= half an hour
9.ex lacte= with milk
10.hora somni= at bed time
12.pulvis= a powder
13.charta= a powder
14.mane= in the morning
15.nocte= at night
16.more dicto= as directed
17.si opus sit= when necessary
18.tussi urgente= when the cough is troublesome
19.oculis= for the eyes
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