Examples of Prescription

Example of writing prescriptions according to certain drug forms:


Drug Information

Example of prescription



Tablet of paracetamol 500mg, given in quantity of 30, should be taken 1 tablet orally 3 times per day

Rx tab. Paracetamol 500mg

Mitte 30

Sig 1 tab oral 3x day


Tablet of morphine 2.5mg, given in quantity of 10, should be taken 1 tablet orally 1 time per day

Rx tab. Morphine 2.5mg

Mitte 10

Sig 1 tab 1x day


Solution of atropine 0.1%, given in quantity of 10ml, should be taken 10 drops 2 times daily before meals

Rx sol. Atropine 0.1%

Mitte 10ml

Sig 10 drops 2x daily b4 meals.


Solution of potassium bromide 3% given in quantity of 175ml, should be taken orally 1 tablespoon every evening

Rx sol. Potassium bromide 3%

Mitte 175ml

Sig 1 tbs evening orally


Solution of morphine 1% given in quantity of 3 ampules, should be injected subcutaneously 1 ampule for pain (1ml = 1 amp)

Rx sol. Morphine 1%

Mitte 1ml x 3

Sig 1 amp 4 pain SC


Solution of atropine 1%, given in quantity of 10ml, should be given 2 drops into the eyes 2 times daily

Rx sol. Atropine 1%

Mitte 10ml

Sig 2 drops 2x daily into eyes


Solution of potassium permanganate 0.01% given in quantity 200ml, should be used for sterilization of skin 3 times daily

Rx sol. Potassium permanganate 0.01%

Mitte 200ml

Sig sterilization of skin 3x daily


Solution of insulin, given in quantity of 5 ampules, to be injected subcutaneously 3 times daily, 20 minutes before meal.

Rx insulin

Mitte 5 amp

Sig 3x daily b4 meals SC


Strong tincture of Belladonna 10ml, to be given 10 drops 2 times daily orally

Rx tinct. Belladonna 10ml

Sig 10 drops 2x daily orally


Non-strong tincture of Valertane 25ml, to be given 30 drops 3 times daily orally

Rx tinct. Valertane 25ml

Sig 30 drops 3x daily orally


Infuse of 6 grams of herbs Adonidis vernalis prepared with 180ml of water, to be given 1 tablespoon 2 times daily, orally

Rx inf. Herb Adonidis vernalis

6.0 – 180ml

Sig 1 tbs 2x daily orally


Decocts of 5 grams of leaves Urae ursi prepared with 150ml of water, to be given 1 teaspoon 3 times daily, orally

Rx decoct. Folia Urae ursi

5.0 – 150ml

Sig 1 tsp 3x daily orally


Ointment of Nistatin 10%, given in quantity of 100 grams, to be applied on the skin 4 times daily

Rx oint. Nistatin 10%

Mitte 100g

Sig 4x daily apply to skin


Ointment of Sodium Sulfacyl 20%, given in quantity of 10g, to be apply to eye 2 times daily

Rx oint. Sodium sulfacyl 20%

Mitte 10g

Sig 2x daily apply to eye


Suppository of Paracetamol 250mg, given in quantity of 10, to be taken 2 times daily per rectal

Rx supp. Paracetamol 250mg

Mitte 10

Sig 2x daily per rectal



29 Responses to “Examples of Prescription”

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  2. 2 Will

    Ummm… 250 mg of morphine (example 2) seems to me to be a pretty big dose. did you mean 2.5mg? or 25 mg?
    I don’t think you’d take that much daily.

    thanks for pointing out. it is corrected.

  3. 3 Claire

    wow, thanks…I’m a student and I find this information very useful…although I’m used to Disp instead of Mitte

  4. 4 20104010

    a patient present at your practice for surgical removal of impacted 18 and 45 in the chair . tooth lok septic write a perscription on this patient with all thw neccessary information for the patient

  5. thanks this information helps me out alot. Im a student and needed the refresher on prescription’s and how to write them out.



  7. 8 hoxy

    hi, can you show how to prescribe 2 drugs to be taken together?

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