…write a prescription

April 2006
GP: General Practitioner;4/14/2006, p45
The article presents suggestions for general practitioners while writing prescriptions. Physicians are advised to use indelible ink, either completing by hand an FP10, or printing via a computer the FP10 Comp form from the computer. Include the patient's full name and address, plus age or date of birth. Include the name of the medicine, the formulation, route, dose and frequency, and the total quantity or duration of the course. It is important to consider whether the medication is really indicated. A physician should try to develop an awareness of drug costs , while remembering that cheaper is not always better. They should be aware of the maximum duration of treatment per prescription.


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