2nd October 2019

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What does the Rx number mean?

Rx: A medical prescription. The symbol "Rx" is usually said to stand for the Latin word "recipe" meaning "to take." It is customarily part of the superscription (heading) of a prescription.

Besides, where do you find the prescription number?

The prescription number is on the last prescription filled. It's a 7-digit number located on the left side, near the top of the label. The expiration date is at the bottom of the prescription label.

What is Rx in pharmacy?

℞ is a symbol meaning "prescription". It is sometimes transliterated as "Rx" or just "Rx". This symbol originated in medieval manuscripts as an abbreviation of the Late Latin verb recipe, the imperative form of recipere, "to take" or "take thus".

Are prescription numbers unique?

Every prescription is assigned a unique prescription number (Rx#) by the pharmacy.
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