Quiz 3 - Oral Dosage Calculations

Problems

1. Order: Nitroglycerine gr. 1/150 SL for chest pain

Label reads: Nitroglycerine 0.4 mg tabs

How many tabs would you give?

2. Order: Theo-Dur 0.45 g

Label: Theo-Dur 300 mg

How many tablets should be given?

3. Order: Tegretol 0.25 g po tid

Supply: Tegretol Suspension 100 mg/5 mL

Amount to be given? ______ mL

4. Order: Dalmane gr. ss po hs

Supply: Dalmane 30 mg capsules

Amount to be given? _________ cap(s) 

5. Order: Cefadyl 800 mg po qid

Supply: Cefadyl 0.4 g capsules

Give: _____ cap(s)

6. Order: Elixir of Tylenol gr. v po q4h prn

Available: Tylenol Elixir 160 mg per 4 mL

Give: ___________ mL

7. Order: KCl 60 mEq po qd

Available: KAON-CL 20% Potassium Chloride 40 mEq/15 mL

Give: ________mL

8. Order: Quinidine 0.6 g po q4h

Available: Quinidine 200 mg tablets

Give: _______ tab(s)

9. Order: Atarax 30 mg po bid

Available: Atarax syrup 10 mg per tsp

Give: _______ mL

10. Order: Crystodigin 0.05 mg po q am

Supply: Crystodigin 100 mcg tablets (scored)

Give: _______ tab (s)

 

Key for Problems 1 - 10

Problem #

Key

1.        1 tab
2.         1 1/2 tabs
3.         12.5 mL
4.        1 cap
5.       2 caps
6.        7.5 mL
7.      22.5 mL
8.        3 tabs
9.        15 mL
10.      1/2 tab

 

11. Order: Synthroid 0.075 mg po q am.
       Label reads:
        

Synthroid
(Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets, USP)

25 mcg (0.025 mg)

1000 TABLETS

            Give _____ tab(s)

12. Order: Vistaril 50 mg po prn 3 - 4 times daily
       Label: 
     

Vistarilhydroxyzine
pamoate
equivalent to

25 mg/5 ml
hydroxyzine HCl

ORAL SUSPENSION

120 ml

       Give _____ tsp

13. Order: Amoxil 500 mg po q8h
       Label: 

 

125 mg/5 ml

AMOXILŽ

AMOXICILLIN
FOR ORAL
SUSPENSION

80 mL (when reconstituted)

      
       Give _____ mL 

14. Order: Betapen-VK 300,000 units po qid
       Label: 

200 mL

Equivalent to
125 mg (200,000 units)
per 5 mL when reconstituted
according to directions


BETAPEN-VK

Penecillin V Potassium
for Oral Solution, USP

Give _____ mL 

15. Order: Lactulose syrup 15 g bid
       Label: 

Lactulose
Syrup USP


10 g/15 mL

       Give _____ mL

16. Order: Lasix 20 mg po bid
       Label: Lasix 40 mg scored tabs
       Give _____ tab(s)

17. Order: Codeine gr i po q4h prn
       Label: Codeine 30 mg tabs
       Give _____ tab(s)

18. Order: Diabenese 0.15 g po bid
       Label: Diabenese 100 mg tabs scored
       Give _____ tab(s)

19. Order: Tranxene 7.5 mg po qd
       Label: Tranxene 3.75 mg capsules
       Give _____ cap(s)

20. Order: Aspirin gr x
       Label: Aspirin 325 mg tabs
       Give: _____ tab(s)

Key for 11-20

11. 3 tabs

12. 2 tsp

13. 20 mL

14. 7.5 mL

15. 22.5 mL

16. 1/2 tab

17. 2 tabs

18. 1 1/2 tabs

19. 2 caps

20. 2 tabs

 

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