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


1Jun 6, '12 by Luv2bnrnHalf 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.Aongroup1990 likes this.

5Jun 6, '12 by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorI 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 
1Jun 6, '12 by FORTHELOVEOF!!!!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?Aongroup1990 likes this.

0Jun 6, '12 by roser13, ASNMy guess is that it's just an algebra question, switched around to test your ability to go at the calculation bassackward, so to speak.

0Jun 6, '12 by Aongroup1990thanks 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..