MEDICAL CALCULATIONS

# MEDICAL CALCULATIONS - a the number of ml of cough medicine...

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MEDICAL CALCULATIONS 1) Drug “P” is given at a rate of 1mg/kg. Your patient’s recorded weight is 158 pounds. How much medication will the patient take at every dosage, and how much will this be in a day if the dosage has to be given 3 times a day? 2) The label of the anti-itch cream “Q” reads 2% of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. If the net weight of the product is 1 ounce, how many grams of medication does the whole bottle contain? 3) A label in the bottle of cough syrup “X” states that the active ingredient is dextromethorphan hydrobromide, and that one teaspoon contains 10 mg of this ingredient. If the recommended dosage for adults is 3 teaspoons, calculate:
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Unformatted text preview: a) the number of ml of cough medicine that will be taken_____________ b) the number of mg of active ingredient that will be taken_____________ c) If the bottle contains 8 fluid oz of medicine, how many mg of active ingredients are in the bottle?_______________ 4) Your patient is on an IV drip to receive fluids and medication. The infusion rate for the IV setup will deliver 25 drops/minute when fully open. To obtain the correct dosage of medication, your patient needs 120 ml per hour. Knowing that there are 5 drops per ml for this IV infusion set, how many drops per minute are needed to treat your patient?...
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## This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course BIOL 1408 taught by Professor Markgarcia during the Fall '11 term at Collins.

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