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# Medication Z is prescribed for a 50 kg woman and is to be given in enteric-coated pills of 125 mg per pill This medication is to be administered every 6 hours, but the total daily amount cannot exceed 8 mg.per kg of body weight per day. a) How many pills will this patient need? b) If the first dose is administered at 6 AM, when is the last dose given?

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Answer:a) The patient is going to need 3.2 pills. So four doses.b) The last dose is at midnight, that i consider 12 PMStep-by-step explanation:This problem can be solved by a rule of three in which the measures are directly related, meaning that we have a cross multiplication.a) How many pills will this patient need?The first step is finding how many mg she is going to need.She weighs 50kg, and the total daily amount cannot exceed 8 mg per kg of body. So:1kg - 8 mg50 kg - x mg[tex]x = 50*8[/tex][tex]x = 400[/tex]mg.Each dose has 125 mg, so she will need:1 dose - 125 mgx doses - 400mg[tex]125x = 400[/tex][tex]x = \frac{400}{125}[/tex][tex]x = 3.2[/tex]The patient is going to need 3.2 pills. So four doses.b) If the first dose is administered at 6 AM, when is the last dose given?There are four doses, administered every 6 hours.6AM: First dose12AM: Second dose6PM: Third dose12PM: Fourth DoseThe last dose is at midnight, that i consider 12 PM