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Best Practices for Writing a Perfect Prescription!

Best Practices for Writing a Perfect Prescription!

Why is this important? – So your order doesn’t get stuck needing more information before we are able to ship it out.

Why is McGuff so strict with what is on prescriptions? – to make sure that the Physician, Patient, and Pharmacy don’t get in hot water.

What is the required information a complete prescription needs?

Physician Information

  • Full Name
  • Type of Physician
  • Clinic Address and Phone Number
  • License Number

 Patient Demographics

  • Patient’s Full Name
  • Patient’s Complete Address (regardless of where it is shipping)
  • Patient’s Phone Number
  • Patient’s Medication List
  • Patient’s Drug Allergies
  • Patient’s Diagnosis

Prescribed Drug

  • Dose - The prescribed amount, volume or quantity of medicine to be taken or administered at a particular time (e.g. 1 mg, 1 mL, 1 tablet etc).
  • Route of Administration - Routes of administration should be specific (e.g. oral, intravenously, intramuscularly, subcutaneously).
  • Frequency – Ensures the patient takes a medication at the specified interval (e.g. every 4-6 hours, daily, weekly, monthly). Remember, “PRN” (as needed) is not a frequency and requires further information (e.g. PRN twice a day).

This is an example of a perfect prescription:


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Common Mistakes people make on prescriptions (do not do these!)


  1.        Sig: Inject 0.5mL 2x/week in AM 

The example above is missing the route of administration.


  1.        Sig: Bring to office for trigger point therapy

 The example above is missing the route of administration, dose to administer and frequency.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns… please reach out to us!

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