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A prescription reads"Zoloft 50 mg...
A prescription reads"Zoloft 50 mg: 25 mg qhs." How would the directions to the patient read?
Take 1 tablet at bedtime.
take 1/2 tablet at bedtime
take 2 tablet at bedtime
take 2 1/2 tablets at bedtime
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Hi, welcome to justanswer , this abbreviation qhs ( usually means every night ).
Like your tablets are 50mg , and the dose is only 25 mgs , you will take 1/2 tablet at bedtime every night .
However , my best recommendation will be contacting your doctor to be 100 % ,this is what he really means and there are not misinterpretations .
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