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11 hints for doctors to write a clear and helpful prescription:

-- avoid long sigs. Many patients get confused by long directions.

-- make sure your phone number is clearly stated on the prescription paper.

-- make sure the name of the patient is spelled out clearly on the prescription paper.

-- make sure the medication strength really exists. For example, Ultram 25 mg does not exist.

-- watch your handwriting and do not cram (write) several medications on a small piece of paper.

-- if the patient is low income and/or does not have insurance, then try to prescribe generic drugs as much as possible.

-- avoid complicated numbers such as take 6.2 mL or take 5/4 teaspoonful (Instead, use numbers such as 6 mL and 1/2 teaspoonful)

-- avoid prescribing drugs that require prior authorization. Use the preferred drug list from the insurance company as much as possible.

-- avoid prescribing half tablets such as take 1/2 tablet ... (senior citizens may forget to cut the tablet or may have a hard time cutting the tablet)

-- if your name is not printed on the paper, then make sure your name shows clearly on the prescription. Some physician signatures are not legible.

-- make sure your fax number is clearly stated on the prescription paper. Your fax number is important when the patient asks the pharmacy to contact you for refills.





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