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A prescription medication comes in tablets form with dosage strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg. Determine the best combination for each dose. (This is not time-release medication.) please show work if possible.
1. 60 mg daily dosage, to be given in divided doses tid.
2. 15 mg daily dosage, to be given as a single dose daily.
3. 100 mg daily dosage, to be given in divided doses qid.
4. 90 mg daily dosage, to be given in divided doses bid.
5. 90 mg daily dosage, to be given in divided doses tid.

Estimate the correct dosage (number of tablets or capsules) without working out the math.
6. On hand is capsule containing 100 mg; 300 mg is ordered.
7. On hand is a scored tablet containing 500 mcg; 250 mcg is ordered.
8. On hand is a scored tablet containing gr ¼; gr ½ is ordered.
9. On hand is a scored tablet containing 8 mg; 12 mg is ordered.
10. On hand is a capsule containing 325 mg; 650 mg is ordered.

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A prescription medication comes in tablets form with dosage strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg. Determine the best combination for each dose. (This is not time-release medication.) please show work if possible.

To answer this question you must realized what bid, tid, and qid mean. These terms describe how many times a day the medication should be taken. Also divided doses mean that the dosages they take each time should be equal to each other.
1. 60 mg daily dosage, to be given in divided doses tid.
To answer this question first look at the total daily does then look to see how many times the medication should be taken. This dosage states that the patient should take 60 mg of the drug each day but they should take that total daily amount over 3 doses. 60 mg divided by 3 = 20 mg. This means you should prescribe the 20 mg tablet with the directions to ...

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This solution explores dosage calculations within the context of pharmacology and toxicology.

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