Mixed Up Pills

One patient has two bottles with 30 pills each and every night has to take one pill from each of the bottles. Unfortunately one night after he takes out a pill from the first bottle and places it on the table, by accident drops two pills from the second bottle right next to it. The pills look identical, so he can not differentiate them. It is very important that he continues his treatment diligently throughout the entire timespan of 30 days. What should the patient do?


The patient should keep taking one pill from each bottle until there are 4 pills remaining - 1 in the first bottle and 3 on the table. On the 29th day he splits the pills in halves and takes one half from each pill. On the 30th day he takes the remaining halves of the pills.