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Dosage sequence

Multi-sequence instructions

A multi-sequence would be required where a dosage instruction changes over a given time schedule, where a dosage instruction includes optional follow-up doses or where a concurrent dosage instruction is required for the same medication at a different dose.

Examples below include Prednisolone to treat Bell’s palsy where a dose starts at 60 mg per day for a period of time then reduces by 10 mg per day. This would be described as a sequential dosage instruction. A concurrent dosage example is provided to describe a different dose in the morning to that at midday.

Sequential Instructions

Where the value of sequence is an incremental integer it defines a sequential instruction.

Concurrent Instructions

Where the same integer value of sequence is defines it means a concurrent instruction.

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