(1)

Find the dose for the patient in milligrams:

5 mg

X mg

1 kg (2.2 lbs) =

110 lbs

2.2X

=

550

X =

550

2.2

X =

250 mg per dose

the same. See lesson 1, para 1-40.

(2)

Find the number of tablets to be dispensed per day:

1 tab =

X tab

50 mg

250 mg

50 X

=

250

X =

5 tablets per day

(3)

Times 10 days:

10 x 5 tablets = 50 tablets required for a ten day regimen.

b. Meperidine HCl (Demerol) is a synthetic narcotic analgesic having a

recommended dose of 6 mg/kg/24 hours for pain and is given in divided doses at four

to six hour intervals. The maximum single dose is 100 mg. How many milliliters of

Demerol injection (50 mg/ml) should be administered to a 33-pound child, who is

suffering the pain of a broken leg, as a single dose every six hours?

(1)

Find the daily dose in milligrams:

6 mg

= X mg

1 Kg (2.2 lbs) 33 lbs

2.2 X = 198

X = 198

2.2

X = 90 mg of Demerol per day

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