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There is wide variation among state laws as to the specific requirements of and restrictions on
PA prescribing
FDA does/does not limit the manner in which a physician may use an approved drug
Does not
Controlled studies in pregnant women have not demonstrated risk to fetus
Pregnancy class A
No evidence of risk in humans. If no human studies have been done
animal studies are negative.
Pregnancy class B
Risk cannot be ruled out. Potential benefit may outweigh potential risk
Pregnancy class C
Positive evidence of risk. However
potential benefits may outweigh risks.
D
Contraindicated in pregnancy. Fetal risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.
X
High potential for abuse- no accepted medical use.
C1
High potential for abuse. Use may lead to severe physical or psychological dependence. RX must be written in ink or typewritten and signed by practitioner. Verbal prescription confirmed within 72 hours and only in genuine emergency. No renewals.
C2
Some potential for abuse. Prescriptions may be oral or written. 5 renewals permitted up to 6 mos.
C3
Low potential for abuse. RX can be oral or written. 5 renewals in 6 months.
C4
Subject to state and local regulation. Abuse potential low. Prescription may not be required
C5
Any controlled substance prescription must have
DEA number
Since 2008 all prescriptions for Medicaid patients are required to be written on tamper resistant Rx pads- exceptions are:
Faxed
Phoned
Electronically
Superscription
Rx (in Latin means take thou
Name of drug and strength of each dosage unit
Inscription
Instructions to pharmacist regarding dosage form and # of dosage units - controlled substances should have written quantities in words as well as numbers - eg thirty (30) tablets
Subscription
Instructions to the patient - simple
complete and specific
Signa
Gtt
Drops
Mcg
Microgram
Mg
Milligram
AD
Do not use
write right ear
AS
AU
OD
OS
OU
Do not use
write which eye or which ear
Susp
Suspension
Supp
Suppository
PR
Per rectum
There is wide variation among state laws as to the specific requirements of and restrictions on
PA prescribing
Ac
Before meals
FDA does/does not limit the manner in which a physician may use an approved drug
Does not
Ad lib
Freely at pleasure
Controlled studies in pregnant women have not demonstrated risk to fetus
Pregnancy class A
Pc
After meals
No evidence of risk in humans. If no human studies have been done
animal studies are negative.
Pregnancy class B
Qd
Do not use
write once daily
Risk cannot be ruled out. Potential benefit may outweigh potential risk
Pregnancy class C
Ut dict
Do not use
write instructions for use
Positive evidence of risk. However
potential benefits may outweigh risks.
D
Qs ad
Add a sufficient amount to make
Contraindicated in pregnancy. Fetal risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.
X
IU
Do not use
write international units
High potential for abuse- no accepted medical use.
C1
U
Do not use
write units
High potential for abuse. Use may lead to severe physical or psychological dependence. RX must be written in ink or typewritten and signed by practitioner. Verbal prescription confirmed within 72 hours and only in genuine emergency. No renewals.
C2
Leading zero
Always use
Some potential for abuse. Prescriptions may be oral or written. 5 renewals permitted up to 6 mos.
C3
Trailing zero
Do not use
Low potential for abuse. RX can be oral or written. 5 renewals in 6 months.
C4
Subject to state and local regulation. Abuse potential low. Prescription may not be required
C5
Any controlled substance prescription must have
DEA number
Since 2008 all prescriptions for Medicaid patients are required to be written on tamper resistant Rx pads- exceptions are:
Faxed
phoned
or done electronically
Superscription
Rx (in Latin means take thou
Name of drug and strength of each dosage unit
Inscription
Instructions to pharmacist regarding dosage form and # of dosage units - controlled substances should have written quantities in words as well as numbers - eg thirty (30) tablets
Subscription
Instructions to the patient - simple
complete and specific
Signa
Gtt
Drops
Mcg
Microgram
Mg
Milligram
AD
Do not use
write right ear
AS
AU
OD
OS
OU
Do not use
write which eye or which ear
Susp
Suspension
Supp
Suppository
PR
Per rectum
Ac
Before meals
Ad lib
Freely at pleasure
Pc
After meals
Qd
Do not use
write once daily
Ut dict
Do not use
write instructions for use
Qs ad
Add a sufficient amount to make
IU
Do not use
write international units
U
Do not use
write units
Leading zero
Always use
Trailing zero
Do not use