Patient and doctor

A patient has fever and cold, goes to a doctor. doctor gives him 2 tablets for fever from one bottle and 2 tablets for cold from another bottle, and put it inside one cover, and ask him to take one tablet of fever and cold in the morning and one tablet of fever and cold in the night. after going home the patient realize that all tablets look alike, with same color, same size, same shape, similar taste.... Now in what way a patient can find out which tablet is for fever and which tablet is for cold.

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A patient should take all 4 tablets in half quantity. So in night patient will take 4 half tablets and in morning he will take remaining 4 half tablets. Only by this he can complete his course.

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  • Dec 8th, 2014

what if the patient swallows four half of same tablet? the answer is the patient must dissolve all the tablets in small bottle and he must drink half off it in night and another half in morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dec 20th, 2014

which ever is tablet for both problems given same tablets to eat either in morning and other in night then the patient problem will solve...

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  • Dec 29th, 2014

Cut all pills in half and take one half of each pill ;)


  • Dec 31st, 2014

one tablet of fever and cold means half and half. Though the tablet is same. It doesnt matter. Because he takes tablet from the different bottle.

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  • Feb 1st, 2015

1. Crush all the tablets into powder.
2. Mix them thoroughly and divide into two parts.
3. Take one part of the powder in the morning. The second half is to be taken at night.

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  • Jan 3rd, 2016

Divide all the 4 tablets int half and take one part of each tablet in the morning and other halves at night. It will ensure that one complete tablet both of fever and cold will be consumed as prescribed.

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  • Mar 10th, 2016

Best answer is to make a call to the doctor and clear the difference.

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  • Apr 1st, 2016

Grind all the tablets and mix them and use half at one time

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  • Apr 7th, 2016

Cut all tablets into equal halves and take 4 halves in the morning and 4 halves in the night. This way you will get the intended dose.

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Abdul Nasir Sayyed

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Split each of the pills in two equal halves, and put the two halves in two different storage media, taking care not to mix them. Now take all the halves from one storage medium in the morning and those from the other medium in the evening. This will ensure the patient takes the correct dosage.

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