Medications in Grams a

  1. The versed thread going on right now with the typo discussing giving 2gm of versed got me thinking. How many needs do you give dosed in grams? I've given a gram of Cellcept and a gram of Carafate- but even those, the order usually said 1,000mg. I've given 17gm of Miralax.

    In the IV world I can think of Vanco 1gm or Zosyn 4.5 grams.

    But those are pretty much the only examples I can think of. What meds dosed in grams do you give?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Mag Sulfate

    2 Extra Strength Tylenol is a gram but no one says it like that (and I always gave regular strength in the hospital).
  4. by   Bo,RN
    Flagyl, Ancef, Rocephin, Magnesium, Tylenol, Valtrex, kayexalate (30 gm), charcoal (100 gm) are a few I give often.
  5. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from Bo,RN
    Flagyl, Ancef, Rocephin, Magnesium, Tylenol, Valtrex, kayexalate (30 gm), charcoal (100 gm) are a few I give often.
    I've mostly seen flagyl 500 mg. Interesting.
  6. by   Cvepo
    Magnesium is the big one that comes to mind other than some random antibiotics. Isn't lactulose in grams too? I can't remember.
  7. by   jj224
    Ofirmev
  8. by   Rose_Queen
    Ancef- 2 or 3 grams IV
    Vanco- 1g, 1.25g, 1.5g IV
    Vanco- 4g to create a sternal slurry
    Tobramycin- 1g to mix into bone cement
    Vanco- anywhere from 1-5g mixed into bone cement
    any assortment of powdered antibiotic from 500mg to 2g mixed into antibiotic wound beads

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