Drug Calculation Questions Need Answers Please

  1. 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 3-6 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 3-6 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
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to nursing student assistance forum - what work have you done so far?
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    We 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'????
  5. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Quote from anita jones
    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
    Let'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...

    So how many halves of 50 are you going to use each day?

    How many pills are needed for that many halves?
  6. by   elkpark
    Really? If you have to ask for help with math this basic, what are you going to do when the questions actually get hard?
  7. by   Here.I.Stand
    Dude, this is arithmetic.
  8. by   elkpark
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    Dude, this is arithmetic.
    Basic arithmetic.
  9. by   Union-Jack
    I 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?

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