I need help with a dosage question on medicine please?Thanks I need help with a dosage question on medicine please?Thanks | allnurses

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

  1. 0 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?
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  3. Visit  MunoRN profile page
    #1 0
    What do you have so far?
  4. Visit  PeepnBiscuitsRN profile page
    #2 1
    What is half of 5?
  5. Visit  Luv2bnrn profile page
    #3 1
    Half of 5 is 2.5. So, 2 four times is 8. Then you have .5 four times. That is two. Total is 10. That is how I figured it out in my head. Keepng the wholes and fractions might make it easier for you next time.
  6. Visit  Aongroup1990 profile page
    #4 0
    omg thanks so much. i do appreciate it luv2brn
  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #5 5
    I have always told my children that if you don't have anything nice to say.....say nothing at all. There are ways to get one's point across without being hurtful.

    OP....we are happy to help with homework, and luv2bnrn was very nice to provide the answer for you, but that will not help you learn how to do calculations.....a huge part of nursing. I like to see what you have done so far so I may be better able to help you and teach you how to find the answer yourself.

    Here is an excellent website designed to help you learn.....DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations
  8. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
    #6 0
    Moved to Nursing and Patient Medications.
  9. Visit  FORTHELOVEOF!!!! profile page
    #7 1
    That's an oddly worded question, it doesn't state the orders in mg's, just that the patient is to receive a half a tab and you have 5mg on hand, what if you only had 10mg on hand?
  10. Visit  Aongroup1990 profile page
    #8 0
    exactly i think that the question doesn't make sense either...
  11. Visit  roser13 profile page
    #9 0
    My guess is that it's just an algebra question, switched around to test your ability to go at the calculation bass-ackward, so to speak.
  12. Visit  macgirl profile page
    #10 1
    2.5 X 4 =10mg or 5mg X 2 =10mg
  13. Visit  Aongroup1990 profile page
    #11 0
    thanks hunn i just multiplied 1/2 by 4. and i got two.. so then 2 by 5 = 10.. thanks so much i appreciate it.. it's worded stupid but i got the same thing..
  14. Visit  Aongroup1990 profile page
    #12 0
    i got ten... right..