Pathopharmacology for healthcare professionals
1. The pediatrician writes the following order for a child: Tylenol 160 milligrams PO PRN for pain q 6 hours. The Pharmacy fills the order with 80 milligrams per milliliter. How many milliliters per dose will you give? 2. Mucomyst 300 milligrams PO X one dose before surgery is ordered. This drug is delivered with 600 milligrams/2 milliliters. How many milliliters will you administer? 3. An order is written for a GI solution 150 milligrams by mouth every six hours for 24 hours. The Pharmacy sends 75mg/3ml. How many ml will you administer per 24 hours? 4. Aspirin comes in 81 mg tablets. The physician has ordered 162 mg to be administered every four hours. How many tablets will you give in a 24 hour period? 5. The doctor order reads; Digoxin 250 mcg PO 4 x daily. The label reads 1 tablet equals 0.25 mg. How many tablets will you administer per day? 6. The NSAID Naproxen has been prescribed for a patient, 1375 milligrams per day in divided doses. Each tablet contains 0.275 grams. How many tablets are given for this daily dose? 7. The physician orders Lovenox 1mg/kg every 12 hours. The patient weighs 196 pounds. Lovenox is available as 100 milligrams per milliliter. What is the patients weight in kilograms? How many milligrams of Lovenox will you give per dose? 8. The pediatrician writes the following Azithromycin order for a child weighing 36 pounds: 10 milligrams/kilograms on day 1, then 5 milligrams/kilograms on days 2-5. Calculate the daily dose for day 1: Calculate the daily dose for days 2-5: 9. The Nurse Practitioner has ordered 100 milligrams of Dilantin “PO” every 8 hours for a patient weighing 180 pounds. The label on the drug container reads 250 milligrams per 5 milliliters. How many milliliters will you give per dose? 10. Amoxicillin suspension 750 mg is ordered every eight hours. The liquid medication is available labeled 250 mg/ 5 milliliters. How many milliliters should you give?