Drug Calculation Questions Need Answers Please

A patient is initiated on drug Q:
25mg BD on day 1, 50mg BD on day 2, 100mg BD on day 3, 150mg BD on day 4 onwards
How many 50mg tablets are required to provide the patient with 7 days treatment supply?
NB: The tablets can be halved and each half tablet used
Can anybody answer this question need the answer urgently please.
A patient is being treated on drug L and has to take 12.5mg BD on day 2, 25mg BD on days 36 and 50mg BD on days 7 and 8.
How many 25mg tablet of drug L would the patient take in a total over 8 days?
The medication can be halvedA patient is being treated on drug L and has to take 12.5mg BD on day 2, 25mg BD on days 36 and 50mg BD on days 7 and 8.
How many 25mg tablet of drug L would the patient take in a total over 8 days?
The medication can be halved and each half tablet used. and each half tablet used.Last edit by traumaRUs on Oct 24 


Oct 24We won't do your homework for you but would be happy to comment on what you have completed thus far.
Also do you mean BID when you write 'BD'???? 
Oct 27Quote from anita jonesLet's see.... 25 is half of 50... 50 is two halves of 50... 100 is four halves of 50... 150 is six halves of 50...A patient is initiated on drug Q:
25mg BD on day 1, 50mg BD on day 2, 100mg BD on day 3, 150mg BD on day 4 onwards
How many 50mg tablets are required to provide the patient with 7 days treatment supply?
NB: The tablets can be halved and each half tablet used
So how many halves of 50 are you going to use each day?
How many pills are needed for that many halves? 
Oct 27Really? If you have to ask for help with math this basic, what are you going to do when the questions actually get hard?



Oct 30I really don't want to come off as being rude, but I am honestly shocked that you are having problems with this absolutely simple math. That is quite alarming for a future nurse
BD? Do you mean BID?
However  if you could share what you have done so far then we can try and guide you through it.
It is not helpful to you (or to any other students reading) for answers to just be given to you on a plate. That doesn't develop your thinking or skills. What would happen in the real world if you have a complex medical issue that requires your math skills?