Nick asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 6 months ago

Help me decipher what my doctor prescribed me on his RX pad? He never stated what it was & both pharmacy + doctor office closed thru weekend?

In New York. 33/M. Have no idea ‘doctor language’ (lol) but it seems to read:

“rx: HydroCDE/Apap 5/325 tabs...... Sig:1-2 tabs (pain basis/PRN)..... PO q6h........disp: 30 (three-zero) tabs.......rf: 0, max: 8 tab per 24hr”

Now what does any of that mean? Lol

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  • Gert
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Walgreens is open all the time.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    That is Hydrocodone/APAP (AKA Loratab) 5mg Hydrocodone / 325 mg APAP Take 1-2 tablets orally for pain every 6 hours as needed, dispense 30 tablets. APAP is one of the generic names for paracetamol or Tylenol.

    Source(s): Paramedic
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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    stealing grandma's scripts is bad karma .

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Hydrocodone/acetaminophen tablets. 5/325 = 5 mg oxy and 325 mg acetaminophen

    Sig - (Part of every prescription - the instructions) take 1-2 tablets

    PRN - Latin pro re nata - "as needed"

    PO - by mouth

    q6h - every 6 hours

    disp - how many the pharmacist is to give (30)

    rf - refills. Zero

    Max - maximum - don't take more than 8 tablets in a 24 hour period.

    As the other user said, it's an opioid. Be very careful - take ONLY as needed.

    You can always take less (split the tablet in half) and see if that's enough to take care of your pain.

    Source(s): I work in a medical office for 3 doctors
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  • 6 months ago

    I don't know of any pharmacy that closes on weekends, and they are often open 24 hours a day. It looks like hydrocodone for pain. That's an opioid- be very careful how you use it as it's addictive.

    • Diane A
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Ands it a fair amount of them too

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