How do you convert doses?

How do you convert doses?

Converting to different units of weight For example, if the prescription given for benzylpenicillin is 1.8g, but the available vials for this drug are 600mg, to compare the dosages, the same unit of measurement is required. To convert 1.8g to the equivalent milligram dose, it must be multiplied by 1,000 to get 1,800mg.

How many milliliters of a liquid medicine would provide a patient with 2 tablespoonfuls twice a day for 8 days?

Total amount = number of doses X size of dose for 8 days? Number of doses =16 Size of dose = 2 tablespoonfuls or 30 mL Total amount = 16 X 30 mL = 480 mL, answer.

How much is 5 mL of liquid?

1 level teaspoon
Also, remember that 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ a teaspoon equals 2.5 mL.

How do you measure 5 mL of medicine?

  1. 1 mL = 1 cc.
  2. 2.5 mL = 1/2 teaspoon.
  3. 5 mL = 1 teaspoon.
  4. 15 mL = 1 tablespoon.
  5. 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.

How many mL are in a MCG?

Micrograms to Milliliters metric conversion table

Micrograms to Milliliters metric conversion table
0.02 μg = 2.0E-5 ml 0.2 μg = 0.0002 ml 42 μg = 0.042 ml
0.03 μg = 3.0E-5 ml 0.3 μg = 0.0003 ml 43 μg = 0.043 ml
0.04 μg = 4.0E-5 ml 0.4 μg = 0.0004 ml 44 μg = 0.044 ml
0.05 μg = 5.0E-5 ml 0.5 μg = 0.0005 ml

How do I calculate my baby’s medicine?

Pediatric Dosage Calculations [Internet]….Example 2.

Step 1. Calculate the dose in mg: 18 kg × 100 mg/kg/day = 1800 mg/day
Step 2. Divide the dose by the frequency: 1800 mg/day ÷ 1 (daily) = 1800 mg/dose
Step 3. Convert the mg dose to mL: 1800 mg/dose ÷ 40 mg/mL = 45 mL once daily

How much is 1gm in medicine?

Solid Measurement Conversions

Quantity Conversion
1000 micrograms 1 milligram
1000 milligrams 1 gram
1000 grams 1 kilogram
1 kilogram 2.2 pounds

How many mcg are in a teaspoon?

Micrograms to US teaspoons table

Micrograms US teaspoons
1 µg 2.0288E-7 US tsp
2 µg 4.0576E-7 US tsp
3 µg 6.0864E-7 US tsp
4 µg 8.1152E-7 US tsp

How do you calculate mg per mL?

Divide the mass in milligrams by volume in milliliters to find concentration in mg/mL. For example, if you have 8,000 milligrams of sugar dissolved in 200 milliliters of water, work out 8,000 ÷ 200 = 40. The concentration of the solution is 40 mg/mL.

What is Sulcrate plus 1g/5ml suspension used for?

Sulcrate Plus 1g/5mL suspension This medication is typically used for the prevention or treatment of ulcers or for gastroesophageal reflux (a condition involving heartburn and the regurgitation of stomach acid). Instructions This medication is typically used 4 times a day.

How much suspension plus do you give for ulcers?

Suspension Plus (1 g/5 mL): Adults: (Acute) duodenal ulcer: 2 g (10 mL) twice a day on waking and at bedtime on an empty stomach. Prophylaxis of gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to stress ulceration: 1 g (5 mL) orally or via nasogastric tube 4 to 6 times a day.

What are the adverse event rates for Sulcrate suspension plus?

Suspension Plus: In a placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 184 patients, the adverse event rates were similar to that seen in the placebo group (Sulcrate Suspension Plus 10.2% vs placebo 7.4%).

How many mEq of acid neutralizing capacity does sucralfate have?

There are approximately 14 to 16 mEq of acid-neutralizing capacity per 1 g dose of sucralfate. In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Sucralfate Oral Suspension, a dosage regimen of 1 g (10 mL) four times daily was demonstrated to be superior to placebo in ulcer healing.