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Dosage Calculations Examples:Valium 15mg is ordered.You have available 5mg tablets.How many tablets will yougive?___________tablets Aldomet0.5 gm tablets are available.You have an order for 250 mg.How many tablets will you administer?___________ tablets Then you take your ORDER (250 mg) and divide it by your DOSE ON HAND (500 mg) you get 0.5A child is to receive 4tbsp of cough medicine in3equally divided doses.How many cc'swill the child receive for each dose?_________ cc's The child is receiving it in three equally divided doses so divide your mL by 3 (60mL/ 3 doses) you get 20 mL (cc)Procaine penicillin in a solution in a 5mLvial is labeled 800,000 U/mL.You are to give 1,200,000 U IM.How many cc'swould you administer?___________ cc Worked out: divide your ORDER (1200000 U) by your dosage (800000 U)

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