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JANE SMITH
456 MAIN STREET ANYTOWN, US 11111

TAKE ONE CAPSULE BY MOUTH THREE
TIMES DAILY FOR 10 DAYS UNTIL ALL TAKEN

AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

QTY
MRG

NO REFILLS - DR. AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED

 USE BEFORE 06/23/12
SLF/SLF

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Local Pharmacy

Pharmacy name and address

(800) 555-5555

Drugstore phone number

DR C. JONES

Doctor's name

NO 0060023-08291

Number used by the drug store to identify this drug for your refills

DATE 06-23-09

Perscription fill date

JANE SMITH

Person who gets this drug

TAKE ONE CAPSULE BY MOUTH THREE
TIMES DAILY FOR 10 DAYS UNTIL ALL TAKEN

Instructions about how often and when to take this drug

AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULE

Name of drug and strength of drug

NO REFILLS

Number of refills before certain date

USE BEFORE 06/23/12

Don't use this drug past this date

Content last updated August 12, 2010.

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