Check the typed label. Someone other than the typist should check the
Label Container. Affix the prescription label to the container.
(4) Select the proper auxiliary label(s). You should know the special
handling requirements or scheduled or other selected drugs, and what auxiliary labels
are available for you to use.
(5) Affix the auxiliary label(s) to the container. The auxiliary label(s) should
be affixed to the container in such a way as not to cover the primary label.
g. Evaluate the Completed Prescription.
(1) Check the prescription versus the prescription label. You will ensure
that the information on the prescription and what has been typed on the prescription
label is identical.
(2) Recheck the visual identification of the drug. Ensure that the drug in the
prescription container is the drug and strength that was prescribed.
Recheck for auxiliary labels.
(4) Recheck for drug interactions and incompatibilities. Ensure that no
incompatibilities or drug interactions exist. This is the final check before the drug(s)
is/are dispensed to the patient. An able and competent individual in the pharmacy
should perform this check. The prescriber should be contacted when a clinical
interaction or incompatibility has been recognized.
(5) Recheck the conditions of the dosage form. Ensure that no broken
tablets or fused (stuck together) capsules are dispensed.
(6) Recheck for the integrity and pharmaceutical elegance of the packaging.
Ensure that the label has not been smudged and that the medication has been
packaged into a container that will not affect the integrity of the drug.
(1) Call the patient. Recheck the patient's ID card to ensure that the correct
person is receiving the prescription. Ensure that a positive interpersonal relationship is