A nurse has been ordered to administer Lasix 60 mg po. The medication is available as 20 mg tablets. Which of the following should the nurse give?


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- 3 tablets

- 1 ½ tablets

- 2 tablets

- 4 tablets


"3 tablets" is correct. To determine how much to give, the nurse divides the dose ordered by the amount per tablet. In this case, it would be a 60 mg dose divided by 20 mg tablets, which equals three tablets.

"1 ½ tablets", "2 tablets" and "4 tablets" are incorrect. The correct amount is three tablets.

Lasix: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects. (n.d.). Retrieved May 17, 2018, from https://www.drugs.com/lasix.html

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