Math For Meds Question Help




Apr 16, '13After the loading dose?
Why don't you tell us what you have come up with so far? You won't learn anything from us doing your homework for you.This fairly straightforward. How do you think you would do this question? 
Apr 16, '13I did 92.7 kg x 6 mg and got 556.2. Then I did 24 / 12= 2. Then did 556.2 / 2= 278.1 . Then did 92.7 kg x 4 mg=370.8. Then 370.8 / 2= 185.4. then added that to 278.1 and got 463.5 . The book gives an answer of 756 mg/day.

Apr 16, '13Their answer makes no sense.
92.7 x 6 = 556.2. Two doses a day would be 1112.4mg daily.
92.7 x 4=370.8. Two doses a day would be 741.6 mg daily.
You don't divide the dose, you would multiply it.Each dose was given twice a day.
Maybe someone else will come up with an answer. 
Apr 16, '13Well, I am out I couldn't make my answer match the book. (but why did you divide rather than multiply by the two doses per 24 hours given)


Apr 17, '13As did I.....
The patients loading does is......
92.7(kg) x 6(mg/kg) = 556.2(mg/kg/dose) times 2 doses(q 12 hours).....
which is 556.2(mg/kg/dose) x 2(doses) = 1112.4
The daily dose is ........
92.7(kg) x 4(mg/kg) = 370.8(mg/kg/dose) time 2 doses(q 12 hours)......
which is 370.8(mg/kg/dose) x 2(doses) = 741.6
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