Pharmacy Lingo: At It’s Finest!


Just in case you need any clarification on certain Pharmacy Lingo, here are a few commonly used terms at their finest!

  • Chief of Staff  =  Pharmacy Manager
  • Goutch  =  Gout w/itching
  • Scription  =  Prescription
  • Squirts  =  Diarrhea
  • Vomick  =  Vomit

5 Responses to Pharmacy Lingo: At It’s Finest!

  1. DesertRat says:

    Prescriptions are also knows as “subscriptions” around here, and in spite of the fact that we’re an 800 – 1000+ rx per day pharmacy, people insist on only giving first names when we ask for whom they are picking up, followed by the inevitable “whatchoo need my last name and my address and phone number for? you gonna steal my ideninity?”

    • Elena says:

      If I had a dime for every time someone asked to refill their subscription, I could retire in luxury. Alas, there is no “subscription refill” fairy!

  2. Katie says:

    We get people asking for the “Pharmist” and the “Doctor” all the time….I don’t have any PharmMD’s!!!

  3. Vickey Rose CPhT says:

    the best one was an older African American Woman who told me that “genetic”drugs dont work on black people!

  4. Theresa says:

    We also get strips and the genetic ones.

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