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i heard that knowing how to write a drug order is an important subject for the test

for example if u want to give drug x to pt twice a day how do u write the order:
6 mg q.i.d or 6.0 mg q.i.d

plz can anyone tell us how drug orders are written and what are the important abbreviations?
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i heard that knowing how to write a drug order is an important subject for the test

for example if u want to give drug x to pt twice a day how do u write the order:
6 mg q.i.d or 6.0 mg q.i.d

plz can anyone tell us how drug orders are written and what are the important abbreviations?

no it is not important they NEVER ask you.

btw twice a day is b.i.d and i usually write as 6.0mg po bid
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i heard from many people that this has showed up in their test...so if anybody knows anything plz tell us
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i heard from many people that this has showed up in their test...so if anybody knows anything plz tell us
I agree with dr_kg. This is not among the USMLE Step1 competence, they WILL NOT ask you that, any person who has taken the exam can tell you, they don't even ask in qbanks, not important for the test sake.
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