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math calculations with narcotic tablets

What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
DN 100
#40 (forty)
1 q6h prn
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DN 100 means Darvocet-N 100
So, the doctor has prescribed the brand-name drug Darvocet-N 100, but the pharmacist may very well dispense the generic version Propoxyphene and Acetaminophen tablet.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 40 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth every six hours as neeeded
The patient will take 4 tablets per day.
In turn, the total days supply will be 40 divided by 4 which is 10 days.
This medicine is a combination of a narcotic analgesic and acetaminophen used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
It is worth noting that Darvocet-N is a C-IV drug.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
MS IR 15 mg
disp: 40 (forty)
1 tab po bid (am and pm)
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Notice that 'MS' means morphine sulfate and 'IR' means immediate release.
The doctor has prescribed Morphine Sulfate 15 mg tablet.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 40 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily (morning and evening)
The patient will take 2 tablets per day. Then, the total days supply will be 40 divided by 2 which is 20 days.
It is worth noting that Morphine is a C-II drug. This medicine treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release morphine is a narcotic that is used for immediate pain relief.
Also, notice that the doctor wrote the word 'forty' next to the number 40.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Morphine sustained release 30 mg
1 po bid
60 (sixty)
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The doctor has prescribed Morphine sustained release 30mg tablet, but some pharmacists will dispense the generic version Morphine Sulfate controlled release 30mg tablet while other pharmacists will dispense the generic version Morphine Sulfate extended release 30mg tablet.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 60 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily
The patient will take 2 tablets per day. Then, the total days supply will be 60 divided by 2 which is 30 days.
It is worth noting that Morphine is a C-II drug. This medicine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Also, notice that the doctor wrote the word 'sixty' next to the number 60.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
It is worth noting that sustained release, controlled release, and extended release have pretty much the same meaning and are used interchangeably.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
MS Contin 30 mg
#60 (sixty)
1 q 12 h
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The doctor has prescribed the brand-name drug MS Contin 30mg tablet, but some pharmacists will dispense the generic version Morphine Sulfate controlled release 30mg tablet while other pharmacists will dispense the generic version Morphine Sulfate extended release 30mg tablet.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 60 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth every 12 hours
The patient will take 2 tablets per day. Then, the total days supply will be 60 divided by 2 which is 30 days.
It is worth noting that Morphine is a C-II drug. This medicine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Also, notice that the doctor wrote the word 'sixty' next to the number 60.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
Calculate the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Vicodin tabs
#20
sig: i-ii q3-4h for pain, not to exceed 8 per 24 hours
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The doctor has prescribed Vicodin 5mg/500mg, but the pharmacist will very likely dispense the generic version Hydrocodone/APAP 5mg/500mg tablets.
The sig says: take 1 to 2 tablets by mouth every three to four hours for pain, not to exceed 8 tablets per 24 hours
The total quantity is 20 tablets as stated by the doctor.
Since the patient is not allowed to exceed 8 tablets per 24 hours, the days supply will be calculated as 20 tablets divided by 8 tablets which is 2 days.
It is worth noting that some insurance companies may not accept 2 days. Then, the pharmacist may have to type 3 days.
Also, it is worth noting that Vicodin is a C-III drug.
Calculate the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Norco X/325
1 q4-6h prn pain
180
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Notice that Norco X/325 is the same as Norco 10/325
So, the doctor has prescribed Norco 10mg/325mg, but the pharmacist will very likely dispense the generic version hydrocodone/apap 10mg/325mg
The total quantity to be dispensed is 180 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain
The patient may take up to 6 tablets per day.
So, the total days supply will be 180 divided by 6 which is 30 days.
It is worth noting that Norco is a C-III drug.
Calculate the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Methadone 10 mg
#135 (one hundred thirty-five)
ii po tid prn pain
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The doctor has prescribed Methadone 10 mg tablets. This is a C-II drug.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 135 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 2 tablets by mouth three times daily as needed for pain
The patient will take 6 tablets per day.
The total days supply will be 135 divided by 6 which is 22 days.
This medicine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It may also be used to treat other conditions.
Notice that the doctor wrote the words 'one hundred thirty-five' next to the number 135.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
Calculate the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Nucynta
50 mg po q 4 - 6 h
#60 (sixty)
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The doctor has prescribed the brand-name drug Nucynta 50 mg oral tablets.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 60 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth every 4 to 6 hours
In this case, the patient may take up to 6 tablets per day.
The total days supply will be 60 divided by 6 which is 10 days.
This medication is classified as a C-II drug and is used for the relief of moderate to severe acute pain in patients 18 years of age or older.
Notice that the doctor wrote the word 'sixty' next to the number 60.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
It is also worth noting that the generic name for this drug is Tapentadol.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Oxycontin 20 mg
#60 (sixty)
1 po bid
brand necessary
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The doctor has prescribed the brand-name drug Oxycontin 20mg tablets. The pharmacist will have to dispense this brand-name drug because the doctor wrote 'brand necessary' on the prescription. In other words, the doctor does not want the pharmacist to dispense the generic equivalent.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 60 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily
The patient will take 2 tablets per day.
Then, the total days supply will be 60 divided by 2 which is 30 days.
It is worth noting that Oxycodone ER 20mg tablet is the generic equivalent to Oxycontin 20mg tablet.
This medicine is a C-II drug. It is a narcotic analgesic used to treat patients who have moderate to severe pain.
Also, notice that the doctor wrote the word 'sixty' next to the number 60.
When it comes to a C-II drug, almost all doctors will write the quantity out.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Meperitab 50 mg
disp: 10 (ten)
1 tab q 6 h severe pain
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The doctor has prescribed Meperitab 50 mg tablet. This medicine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is classified as a C-II drug.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 10 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take one tablet by mouth every six hours for severe pain
The patient will take 1 tablet four times daily, that is, the patient will take 4 tablets per day.
Then, the total days supply will be 10 tablets divided by 4 tablets which is 2 days.
What are the total quantity and the total days supply for the following Rx:
Talwin NX
#24
1 tab po q4-6h prn pain
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The doctor has prescribed the brand-name drug Talwin NX tablets, but the pharmacist will very likely dispense the generic version pentazocine/naloxone tablets because the brand-name drug Talwin NX has been discontinued.
The total quantity to be dispensed is 24 tablets as stated by the doctor.
The sig says: take 1 tablet by mouth every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain
The patient may take up to 6 tablets per day. In turn, the total days supply will be 24 tablets divided by 6 tablets which is 4 days.
It is worth noting that this medicine is classified as a C-IV drug. It is used to treat pain.





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