dose collocations and examples

 UK /dəʊs/

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an amount of medicine ready to take

Adjectives frequently used with dose
large: big, heavy, high, large, massiveThey put me on a very high dose of medication, which almost killed me.small: low, smallIt is advisable to start with a low dose.enough to kill you: fatal, lethalThe day after her funeral, he took a fatal dose of sleeping tablets.correct: correct, optimal, optimum, recommendedIt is important not to exceed the correct dose.the most/the least: maximum, minimumShe was taking the maximum daily dose of ibuprofen.taken at specific times: daily, weeklyYou can take a daily dose of thyroxine tablets to keep your blood level of thyroxine double, singleThe drug is given as a single dose.
Verbs frequently used with dose
give someone a dose: administer, deliver, give someoneChildren are given two doses of vaccine about four weeks apart.take a dose: receive, takeChildren should take the maximum recommended dose of paracetamol for their age group.take a dose regularly: be onHe is on a low dose of anti-depressants.increase a dose: increaseYour doctor will gradually increase your dose, until the ideal dose is established.reduce a dose: decrease, reduceIf you are feeling better, your doctor will tell you how to reduce the dose gradually.change a dose: adjust, alter, changeThe dose is adjusted to suit individual patient requirements.tell someone what dose he or she needs: prescribe75mg is the average dose prescribed.forget to take a dose: missIf you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember.take a bigger dose than you should: exceedDon’t exceed the doses recommended on the packet.
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