Prescription Writing (Exam 1) Flashcards
What is the definition of a prescription?
an order to a pharmacist written by a licensed medical practitioner to prepare the prescribed medication, to affix the directions, and to sell the preparation to the client
What should be on the standard prescription blank?
name, address, telephone number, and office hours of the doctor prescribing the medication
number of refills
practitioner’s DEA registration number
Components of a presctription
superscription inscription subscription signa signature of practitioner
What is the superscription on a drug label?
Rx “to take”
What is the inscription?
Basis, vehicle, adjuvant and corrective
drugs that assist basis or main drug
something that corrects adverse effect of drug or helps dissolve basis
What is the subscription?
instructions to the pharmacist which may be in English or Latin abbreviations
What is the signa and what is the other term for it?
Transcription. Instructions for administration of the medication which the pharmacist is to write on the label
Who regulated prescription drugs?
Who ensures that drugs are not harmful to animals
FDA- CVM (center of veterinary medicine)
What does NADA do?
testing for safety and efficiency of drugs, drug development and approval
Who regulates biologics such as vaccines?
What must exist before a prescription drug is prescribed?
a veterinarian/client relationship
What is the DEA and what do they do?
Branch of the US Dept of Justice. They regulate the purchase, storage, and use of controlled substances
The lower the class of the controlled drug, the ____ the potential of abuse
Class I drugs
highest abuse potential
no therapeutic agents in the US
ex: Heroin and LSD
Class II drugs
high abuse potential
ex: morphine, codine, and amphetamine
Class III drugs
abuse potential is less than C-I and C-II
ex: anabolic steroids