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A patient required to take 5.5 mg of WARFARIN everyday. each WARFARIN is 5 Mg. How many tablet should be given to that patient?

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tech the answer is 1 and 1/6th of a tablet. Hope this is for study and not an actual dosing because getting the proper amount would be difficult, a 5mg tablet of warfarin is pretty small and would be difficult to cut into 1/6th peices XD the proper way to do it in a real situation would be for the prescriber to give 5mg AND 1mg tabs then you could cut the 1mg in half

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You explain so clear.. thank you so much for that.
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No, no, no. .5 is 1/10 of 5, not 1/6th (Or did my fingers get ahead of my brain?I
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ack you are correct ... sorry bout that.. Angi the correct answer is as 29md29 stated sorry I think my brain had a blonde moment XD it's been over a yr since I worked in Pharmacy need to brush up on those math skills lol
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The patient should be given 1 and 1/6th of a tablet because they are normally prescribed in small tablets. You should inquire more about this from a doctor, so that he/she will let you know how to prescribe the correct dosage.

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lnstead of messing around with pill splitting, I'd simply give one 5mg tablet.

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