Contents of a Prescription

  • The prescribers name, practice address, telephone number and job role
  • The prescribers signature
  • The date the prescription was issued
  • The client’s full name, address and date of birth- for children under 12 their age should be specifically noted
  • The generic name of the prescribed medicine
  • The route which the medication should be taken
  • The dose of the medication and frequency it should be taken
  • If the medication is to be taken ‘as required’, the prescription should specify a minimum dose interval
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