This is a practice dosage question for a dosage exam I have coming up. This exact question will not be on the exam just ones similar to it. I do not want the answer just help on how to solve it. The formula I need to use to be able to problems like this. Order: Drug "Y" 2 g in 1000ml D5W at 0.05mg/kg/min The pt. wt is 132lbs. Thanks!
Jan 13, '13
So you need to convert the 132 lbs in to kg by dividing by 2.2.(59.5 in this case).Multiply to find out how many mg/min (0.05 x 59.5 = 2.975, rounded to 3mg.)
2g is 2000mg in 1000 ml or 2 mg/ml.What are they asking for? ml per minute or mls per hour? 3mg a minute would be 1.5mls a minute or 90 mls an hour ( 1.5 x 60 = 90).
You really have an incomplete question here. What exactly are they asking for?
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