I need help with a dosage question on medicine please?Thanks - page 3

A patient is to receive tablet four times daily. The available tablets are 5 mg. How many milligrams of medication will the patient receive per day?... Read More

  1. by   macgirl
    Yes exactly! Also your mailbox is full...need to empty some messages.
  2. by   tothepointeLVN
    5/1 * 1/2 = 5/2 * 4/1 = 20/2 =10/1 =10mg

    I've got some spare time today PM if you need some help.
  3. by   Aongroup1990
    thanks so much . you know i know it's easy questions but everyone needs help. im just getting back in with the school thing.. thank you so much...
  4. by   Aongroup1990
    you guys are wonderful if you need. help with anythign as well let me know... dont be embarrassed as i am not i know its an easy question but its ok
  5. by   tothepointeLVN
    No worries. Sometimes math anxiety can obscure an easy answer. I'd much rather help you and make sure you get the answers right when you have to medicate a patient than make you feel bad for not knowing the answer.
  6. by   RNGriffin
    take half of 5 x .5 =2.5 x 4=10
  7. by   Aongroup1990
    right i know sir but this is my strategy as to what i did. i just multiplied 1/2 times 4.. right then that was 2,, so 2 by 5 equals ten .. thats how i did it that way...its so backwards to me it sucks
  8. by   tothepointeLVN
    The key is to always set up the question correctly even if it's simple at least in the beginning that way if you have a more complex question later you can be consistent.
  9. by   Aongroup1990
    right to thepointeLVN so how should i read it so i know to set it up correctly?

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