Numeracy Skills for Drug Calculations
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Tablets

Worked Examples

Choose the best combination of tablets for each of the following prescriptions.
Prescribed: Warfarin tablets.
Strength available: 1mg, 2mg, 5mg, 10mg.

Q1.  What is the best combination for a dose of 18mg
Q2.  What is the best combination for a dose of 4mg
Q3.  A patient has been prescribed Prednisolone 15 mg. The stock available is 5 mg. How many tablets will you administer?

Further Example

Prescribed: Warfarin tablets.
Strength available: 1mg, 2mg, 5mg, 10mg.

Related Questions

Q1 . What is the best combination of tablets for a dose of 30mg
  • 10, 10, 10
  • 10, 5, 2, 2
  • 5, 5, 5, 2, 2
Q2 . What is the best combination of tablets for a dose of 19mg
  • 10, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
  • 10, 5, 2, 2
  • 5, 5, 5, 2, 2

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