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A patient drops off a prescription that states “oxycodone 5 mg, #12; sig i-ii tabs PO q4-6h PRN pain x 2 days. NTE 6/d”. How many tablets should be dispensed?

  1. 6 tablets
  2. 10 tablets
  3. 12 tablets
  4. 24 tablets

The dispense quantity is indicated in the prescription: 12 tablets.

NTE = not to exceed.
NTE 6/d = not to exceed 6 tablets per day.
The dispense quantity is consistent with the “do not exceed” quantity.

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